Hendrick's gin, splash of Campari, 1" stalk of bruised lemon grass, soda, big ice cube.
a variation called the porch swing can be found on the smitten kitchen site ... we use homemade lemonade and replace the splash of 7-up with one of seltzer
2 oz of your favorite tequila 4 oz of pineapple juice and 1 oz pomegranate juice.
Kind of like a tequila sunrise, but this is even better. I never heard a name for it, but I order this if they have the ingredients on hand, hawaian sunrise maybe?
Being one who prefers bourbon without stuff in it, I tend to pass on the mint julips. But the Kremlin Colonel has a similar feel for the times when straight booze isn't in the cards.
1/4 oz lime juice
1/2 tsp sugar
Shake, serve over rocks with bruised mint leaves.
giner-peach mojito made w/ fresh Palisades peacehs!!!
Sangria, with lots of fruit.
Prosecco or super chilled beer.
I have to agree on the Mint Julep and Mojito, but this summer I've chosen the Cuba Libre. My personal favorite is Ron Zacapa Centenario rum, juice of 1/4 lime, and DIET Coke. Don't know why, but Diet Coke is better for a Cuba Libre. Maybe because it's less sweet. If you don't feel like spending the $$ for the Ron Zacapa, or if you can't find it around you, Cruzan (preferably the 12 year) is a good substitute.