Cruel Summer Cocktail
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A rum summer drink recipes that makes for a simple summer cocktail using only 4 ingredients. This coconut LaCroix cocktail will be the perfect refreshing summer cocktail to beat the August heat.
I'm not sure where you live but here in Texas, August is the month most people dread. With temperatures that can hit well above 100 degrees and humidity that rises above 80% before 9AM, August is one hot month. It's almost cruel one can say. That's why I'm beating the heat today with this Cruel Summer cocktail that is light, bubbly, and fruity to help combat these scorching hot days.
Two things I love about this cocktail are it is low in alcohol making it perfect for sipping in the heat and it only require 4 simple ingredients. All into your rocks glass full of ice goes white rum, coconut sparkling water (I use La Croix), lemon juice, and strawberry syrup. Back in February I taught you how to make your own strawberry syrup for our Strawberry Champagne cocktail. However if you'd like to buy a store brand one, I recommend this one from Torani. It's not too thick which allows for it to blend into a cocktail easier. After that give it a stir and enjoy. Sometimes when it gets to hot, it's best to make things less complicated. So an easy summer cocktail made from rum is the perfect answer to that.
- 1 oz White Rum
- 0.5 oz Strawberry Syrup
- 0.5 oz Lemon Juice
- 5 oz Coconut Sparkling Water
I love that this cocktail isn't overpoweringly sweet. It's just got hints of sweetness to make it light on the taste buds. Plus with the coconut it holds a little tropical vibe to it. Making it a perfect aid to this cruel summer.
I would be lying if I said it didn't pair best with 80's Pop music too. How are you beating off this summer heat? Are you looking forward to the summer ending or are you someone who loves to bask in the sun 365? Give me all the details down below!