Now that's it is officially summer, it's time to break out the cocktail glasses and elevate your barbeque with some incredible beverages. And whether you make your drinks full strength, or Shirley Temple, you can ensure that your outfit will be a knock out!
1) Hurricane - Combine 1 oz each of white rum, dark rum and tequila (optional) with 4-8 oz orange juice and pineapple juice and 1-2 oz grenadine syrup in a hurricane glass with ice as desired. Mix well. Garnish with maraschino cherries and orange or lime slices. For your outfit, pair cherry red with pretty citrus colors, punctuated with polished jewelry. (Top: Alice & Olivia, Bloomingdales, Pants: J Crew, Earrings: Ann Taylor)
2) Margarita - Take 1 oz silver tequila, 1 oz Cointreau (optional), fresh lime juice and simple syrup as desired and combine in an ice filled cocktail shaker. Shake until cold and strain into a chilled, salt rimmed glass. Keep the powerful colors of lemon and lime in your outfit clean with metallic accessories. (Top: Michael Kors, Bag & Bracelet: Milly for Banana Republic)
3) Sangria - Combine 1 bottle red wine (or fruit punch) with 1/4 cup brandy and orange flavored liqueur (optional) in a large pitcher with 2 tbsp lime juice, 2 tbsp orange juice, 1/4 cups sugar, 1/2 an orange and lemon, thinly sliced. Chill. When ready to serve, mix with 1 large bottle of sparkling water. The fun of sangria is it's bright color and effervescence. Bring those qualities to your outfit with rich reds and whimsical accessories! (Dress: J. Crew, Sandals: LOFT Bag: Coach)
4) Beer - This one is easy. Walk into store, purchase your favorite alcoholic or non-alcoholic beer. It's beverage that's sure to please almost everyone. And just like there is nothing like an ice-cold beer, there's nothing like a classic, polished outfit. Pair a shimmery top with a glowing bronzer and shine on! (Tank and Cardigan: BCBG Max Azria, Shimmer Powder: Victoria's Secret)