Updated: Sep 15
Summer: The time of year when the drinks get colder, music gets louder, the nights get longer & life gets better!
Instead of our usual monthly spotlight with one main cocktail, lets dive into some summer fun recipes.
Heres our top 3 picks!
Strawberry Mint Julep
Who said Mint Juleps are only for the derby?
1/2 c. water 1/2 c. granulated sugar 2 jalapeños, halved 1/4 c. chopped strawberries 8 fresh mint leaves, plus more for garnish 2 oz. bourbon Ice 1 (12-oz.) can seltzer Strawberry, for garnish Red jalapeño, sliced, for garnish
Make your simple syrup using water, sugar and jalepenos. Once that is prepared and cooled, muddle the strawberries and mint. Pour your favorite bourbon, add 1 tablespoon of your simple syrup, and top of with seltzer and you are sure to enjoy this cool refreshing Julep.
Did you know that the term "rum-running" came during the prohibition era when bootleggers would smuggle cases of alcohol across state lines?
1 oz. dark rum
1 oz. light rum
1 oz. banana liqueur 1 oz. blackberry liqueur 1 1/2 oz. pineapple juice 1/2 oz. lime juice Splash of grenadine Pineapple wedge, for garnish
Blackberries, for garnish
This simple cocktail just needs shaken, poured over crushed ice and garnished with fresh fruit!
Strawberry Basil Moscow Mule
The traditional Moscow Mule’s name itself is said to be a play on vodka's origin—Moscow—and ginger beer's kick (like a mule some say). We typically use Goslings Ginger Beer to give ours a nice refreshing taste.
2 ounces vodka
4 or 5 strawberries
5 basil leaves
3/4 ounce fresh-squeezed lime juice
2 to 3 ounces ginger beer
In your shaker, muddle your strawberries and basil. Add your vodka and ice and shake, shake, shake. Strain into your copper mug over ice & top with ginger beer! ENJOY
Did you know that International Beer Day is on August 5th?
SUMMERTIME BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT
When it comes to summer, this local business is definitely our top pick!! This gem is owned and operated by Summersville natives Ashleigh & Josh Wall.
If you live here or visit the area, pop into Lakeside for all your day time fun & needs. You can walk in, get some cute Hey Dudes, shorts, a Hulk fishing shirt, sunglasses, sunscreen and case of seltzers to hit the lake all in one trip!!! Planned on camping? They have groceries & firewood too. Don't have a way to spend the day on the lake? Rent one of their kayaks or paddle boards and hit the water. Even better, if you have no clue how to paddle board without falling straight into the lake....sign up for some paddle classes.
2243 SUMMERSVILLE LAKE ROAD, MOUNT NEBO, WV 26679
SPECIAL EVENTS SCHEDULE
Friday, July 29th: John Synder Live. 6:00pm
Sunday, July 31: Bluegrass Brunch with Bronco Junction. 12:00pm
Friday, August 5th: Khegan, Sam & Ty Live 6:00pm
Saturday, August 13: Shawn Benfield Live. 6:00pm
Saturday, August 20: Matt Deal & Billy Fraley. 6:00pm
DON'T FORGET TO GET YOUR EARLY BIRD TICKETS TO OUR FIRST
SUMMERSVILLE OKTOBERFEST STREET BEER FESTIVAL
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