The changing weather signifies the end of summer and the beginning of warm-weather nostalgia. Here are some fun cocktails recipes for those looking to take a break from chilly winds and midterms—an easy throwback to the carefree days of summer.
1. The “Math-Break” mojito
Serves 4 cups.
1/2 cup lime juice
3 tbsp sugar
32 fresh mint leaves
1 cup white rum
1/2 cup chilled club soda
Approximately 9 cups ice
In a cocktail shaker, add 1/2 cup of freshly squeezed lime juice, 3 tablespoons of sugar and 32 fresh mint leaves.
Use the end of a wooden spoon to mix the mint into the lime juice and sugar.
Stir in 1 cup of white rum, then pour the mix into a glass filled ice to fill the entire glass, with 1 inch left at the top to be filled with club soda.
Optional: Add a garnish of lime and mint.
2. The “Since when is Montreal an Island?” Long-Island ice tea
Serves 1 cup.
1/2 oz each of:
1/2 oz freshly
1/2 oz triple sec
1 tsp sugar
1 can of Coke
1 slice of lemon
In a cocktail shaker, mix 1/2 ounce vodka, 1/2 ounce gin, 1/2 ounce tequila, 1/2 ounce light rum, 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice, 1/2 ounce triple sec, 1 teaspoon of sugar, and shake.
Strain the mix into a tall glass with ice, then fill the rest of the glass with Coke and stir.
Garnish the glass with a slice of lemon.