good summer drink/cocktail for a brunch

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  1. philosophe

    philosophe Senior member

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    So we're hosting a baby shower for friends this Saturday. The party is a brunch, and we'd like to serve some booze. And, no, we won't be playing any stupid games or tasting chocolates that look like baby poop. I'd like to make a few pitchers of drinks for 15-20 people.* Bloody Mary's are the obvious choice; mimosas are also pretty obvious. But perhaps you have a better idea. What would you make? Please include a recipe if possible.

    *Of course we'll serving something non-alcoholic for our pregnant guest(s).
     


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    Americano - negroni with soda. Add a splash of orange juice to sweeten things.
     


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    Is it warm where you are? I like mint juleps, mojitos, etc... during warm days. But my favorite of all is the Maidstone
     


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  7. philosophe

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    Is it warm where you are? I like mint juleps, mojitos, etc... during warm days. But my favorite of all is the Maidstone

    Mojitos are always good. I could also make a not-so-sweet white sangria. I've white sangrias based on pureed green grapes and tart apples. Quite refreshing in the heat.

    What's in the Maidstone?
     


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    I had lemonaid with bourbon recently and it was very nice.
     


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    I had lemonaid with bourbon recently and it was very nice.

    Lynchburg lemonade.

    1 part American whisk(e)y, 1 part triple sec, 1 part sour mix and 4 parts lemon-lime soda (lemonade in the UK).
     


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    airportlobby Senior member

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    Allow me to endorse gin as a morning drink:

    Pimms cup, Tom Collins (with fruit), Ramos Gin Fizz.
     


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    voxsartoria Goon member

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    Bellini.

    Uhm, +1.

    This makes it easy to mix up a reasonable facsimile of the classic. Serve in glass pitchers sitting in big bowls of ice.

    Allow me to endorse gin as a morning drink:

    Pimms cup, Tom Collins (with fruit), Ramos Gin Fizz.


    [​IMG] Sounds masochistic for 20. It's a great drink, though.


    - B
     


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    I'm also partial to champagne mixed with the various Stoli flavored vodkas.
     


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    voxsartoria Goon member

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    I'm also partial to champagne mixed with the various Stoli flavored vodkas.

    The Boilermaker for non-bears?


    - B
     


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