The temperatures in central Texas are steadily rising into the high 80's already, which means its time to start brining out my favorite summer cocktails... Now, truth be told I am a sucker for a great mojito... really I love them, but I am not terribly adept at making them at home. I'm sure it's just a matter of finding a recipe (heaven knows we have enough cocktail recipe books I'm sure I could find one) and practicing that recipe until I perfect it... But I have to say, when I'm at home, especially after a long day of work and a long commute to get there, I'm opting for the easiest, smile inducing cocktail I can find... and a perennial favorite of mine is the Bellini!
Now, I know, I know this looks an awful lot like a mimosa... except for one key ingredient... ditch the OJ and add peach nectar (I also use nectarine nectar, and I've seen watermelon bellinis, but I'm not a huge melon fan so I didn't try one). Trust me lovelies, champagne... peach nectar.... on the back patio... with my dogs at my feet... in 80+ degree weather... it really doesn't get much better!
What are your favorite summer cocktails?