Coffee Time – Father’s Day

We are breaking out the drinks for Coffee Time today!  Well, not this morning, but certainly this afternoon.  With a big patch of fresh mint in my garden and a husband who loves Southsides.  I thought what better time to start sipping a Summer favorite.  To celebrate Father’s Day join me in making a delicious, refreshing cocktail for our favorite Dads!

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For 6 servings in Old Fashioned (Lowball) glasses
~ Ingredients ~
– 2 Cups Sweet and Sour Mix:
    1/2 Cup Sugar
1/2 Cup Water
1/2 Cup Fresh Lemon Juice (juice of about 2 lemons)
1/2 Cup Fresh Lime Juice (juice of about 4 limes)
Melt sugar in water in a small saucepan on stove to making sugar syrup, cool to room temperature.
    Juice lemons and limes.  Combine syrup and juices, refrigerate.
– 12 oz of either light or dark Rum, vodka or gin (we chose light rum)
– 12 Sprigs fresh mint
– Slices of fresh lime for garnish and mixing
– Ice
– Club Soda
6 Old Fashioned glasses
~ Directions ~
1. Makes 3 servings: combine 1 cup Sweet and Sour mix, 6 oz liquor, 3 sprigs mint , 3 slices of lime and ice in Mason Jar Cocktail Shaker.  Shake well.
2. Fill 3 glasses with ice.  Pour cocktail mixture 3/4 the way up in the glass, top with club soda and garnish with a sprig of mint and lime slice. Repeat for remaining 2 glasses.
3. Make second 3 servings: Fill the Mason Jar with remaining cup of sweet sour mix, 6 oz liquor, more ice and mint, limes to taste. Fill glasses as above.
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Photographs by Ridgely

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  1. Beautiful photos!

  2. Okay, I just HAVE to know where you found that attachment for your Mason Jar/cocktail shaker. I just bought the antique blue Ball Jars at Walmart in Norwalk and I need one of those. Simply darling!

  3. Scratch that…saw the link…already purchased! Love you for showing me that beauty–you made my night. I will be serving my homemade apple moonshine (yes I am serious) in that!

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