By Carlina Harris
My birthday countdown has officially begun, in a few short hours I will turn a fabulous twenty seven! I am sooooo excited, I always look forward to this day week. Tomorrow I will celebrating with my beau in sunny Napa, sipping on some exquisite wines, and enjoying the beautiful rolling hills! Love me some wine!
But after all the low key, romantical stuff, I really just wanna get my inner nineteen year old out and party like its 2001--with all my friends of course! That is why I am hosting a festive poolside bash complete with very adult beverages. This party is all about showcasing the fantastic cocktails my "grown-up" palate has taken a liking to, while still keeping it fun and fresh.
Pour 1 1/2 oz Midori Melon Liqueur over a ball of ice
Midori Margarita Sno-Ball
1 oz Midori Melon Liqueur
1/2 oz tequila
Splash of sweet and sour
Pour over one ball of ice
The sno-cone's sound tricky but are so easy to make, sno-cone + pool party = perfection!
For the cooler, more refined bunch of the group, I will make a Zen green tea sangria of sorts...
1 part green tea liquor, 3 parts sauvignon blanc, and fresh squeezed lemon juice. Since its a large party, I will mix larger portions into a pitcher and serve over ice and lemon slices!
The Zen is super sweet, it is best paired with a tonic or club soda. Next night out on the town, give me a gin Zen and tonic!
It's gonna be a great weekend lovelies, I hope you enjoy your last weekend in August as much as I will! Always remember to be a responsible drinker.