Friday, May 20, 2011

Friday faves - long weekend cocktails

Happy Long Weekend to all my Canadian friends! It's the kick off to summer, and please, let's hope the weather co-operates? Although May 2-4 weekend is traditionally cool and rainy, we've been-there-done-that-for-the-past-week-already. Please be sunny and nice and a hint of summer to come.

To celebrate, I have compiled some of my favourite summer cocktails...nothing better than a cool drink on a hot day!

Lemonade - via

Lemonade is one of my all time favourite beverages. I love it, and nothing quenches thirst like cold lemonade on a hot day (come on hot days, I know you're out there!). I started this post with this image for all of my pregnant friends who should really just focus on the lemonade and mocktails this summer :)  If you're missing drinks, stop reading now.

Gin and tonic. Nice and simple. Clean and refreshing. Classic and consistent. Need I say more?

Mint Julep - via
I had my first mint julep on a lovely weekend visit to one of my all time favourite cities - San Francisco, CA. The Clock Bar at the Westin St.Francis was the location, and the drink (and atmosphere) were excellent! I highly recommend dropping into the Clock Bar if you're in the area and looking for a good place to have a classic cocktail.

The quintessential Canadian Caesar. The bloody mary just doesn't pack the same punch as a caesar. Mott's tag line is: You see one, you want one. And it's so true. Want one yet?

Did I miss anything friends? What is your favourite summer cocktail?


amy walters said...

Love the 1st photo. Looks soooo refreshing Heather. Have a fantastic long weekend ;)


PS. Thanks for your input on the cushion for my outdoor chair. Love your ideas!

Natalie Cross said...

hey just found your blog, b/c you found mine! (beach house in the city)
i like what you've got going on here! i'm your newest follower! :) and a fellow canadian blogger!

KellyMellyBoBellyBananaFanna said...

whoa, nelly. what is this ceasar you speak of???


Belly B said...

I am desperately in need of some lemonade right now!!
Happy weekend :)

<3 Belly B

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

I could take any single one of those. Might I add a cosmo to the mix. It's always a hit in the summer. I just need to pace myself with those:) Enjoy the long weekend!

Swirls of Happy said...

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Anna of IHOD said...

Margarita is always my drink of choice,but lemonade is a close second:)
I hope you got good weather this weekend!
:) Anna

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