Thursday, August 18, 2016

National Lemonade Day & Recipes

National Lemonade Day
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It's been a crazy August so far!  Has it been for you too.....or is it just us?  Yesterday marked our oldest's Last First Day of High School (1 in school, 3 to go).  Yup.  That's right.  We have a senior.  He had his senior portraits taken last Saturday, which was a trip.  I just can't believe that we are where we are.  This year will mark a lot of lasts for him and us, which is kinda sad.  I already warned him that I will be doing a lot of on and off crying this year so he just needs to get used to it.  I have a sneaking suspicion he already knew that though.

National Lemonade Day is this Saturday, August 20th!  I tell you, I have learned about more "National something or another Day's" ever since I started this blog.  Who knew there were SO MANY!  

I was sent a couple recipes and photos of cocktails that the Hard Rock Cafe will be serving nationwide on National Lemonade Day.  I was given permission to share them with you and wanted to make one of them to tell you about as well.  Only problem was that I couldn't find the "exact" ingredients that each cocktail had.........so I improvised.  Now I don't have the cute Hard Rock Cafe mason jars they use, but I do have my own!  You can buy your own mason jars on amazon.....which I should have known, as they seem to sell everything!!


Aren't those pinwheel paper straws cute!  I just love the dollar section at Target, you never know what you'll find there!!


This is the closest I could come to Hard Rock Cafe's Shocking Shandy.  I call it Citrus Beerade.

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Citrus Beerade
Ingredients
  • 9 ounces Shocktop Beer
  • 2 ounces lemonade
  • 1/2 ounce tangerine rum
Instructions
Fill a mason jar half way with ice. Pour in the lemonade and rum. Pour the beer over that and garnish with an orange slice.

Here are the two cocktails that Hard Rock Cafe will be serving nationwide this Saturday. 



Black Cherry Frozen Lemonade


Shocking Shandy


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Black Cherry Frozen Lemonade
Ingredients
  • 2 ounces black cherry puree
  • 2 ounces lemonade
  • 1 1/2 ounces Bacardi Cherry
  • 1/2 ounce Chambord Liqueur
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1 lemon wedge for garnish
  • 1 cherry for garnish
Instructions
Blend all ingredients together with ice. Garnish with a lemon wedge and cherry.



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Shocking Shandy
Ingredients
  • 2 ounces lemonade
  • 1/2 ounce Bacardi Orange Rum
  • 1 bottle of Shock Top Belgian Wheat Beer
  • 1 orange wedge for garnish
Instructions
Fill mason jar with ice, lemonade and rum, and top with Shock Top Belgian Wheat Beer. Garnish with a speared orange wedge.



There you have it!  You can either head to your local Hard Rock Cafe on Saturday to try one of their two lemonade cocktails for National Lemonade Day, or you can make them and/or mine at home!

Whatever you choose to do, make sure you have fun doing it and enjoy the weekend!


Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady




Cocktail Lady
Cocktail Lady

Hello! My name is Jen and I am The Cocktail Lady. I am a married mom of 4 who loves creating and trying new cocktails.

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