Is there anything more iconic than a glass of ice-cold lemonade during the summer? That's why I was so excited when my friends at Koloa Rum asked me to develop a summery cocktail featuring lemonade. This cocktail is perfect for sipping at the beach, at a summer picnic, on the deck, at a BBQ, and at just about every festive outdoor occasion for the rest of the season.
The thing I love most about this cocktail is that it unites summery lemonade with my absolute most favorite coconut rum. The result is a distinctly beachy vibe that's totally fun and fresh. Topping it off with fizzy ginger beer creates a delightful, festive finish.
While I love a fancy, complex cocktail (like my Planter's Punch!), long summer days and outdoor picnics call for a simpler, faster option. This cocktail uses only three ingredients (plus some lemon slices for garnish), all of which you can pick up at the store on the way to the beach or to an evening concert. Because of that, this one requires almost zero planning!
Even better, all these ingredients are easy to find; there are no exotic liqueurs, special juices, or fussy fruits. You can probably get all these things right at the liquor store! Because of that, this is one we've been gravitating to again and again for summer outings. As written, the recipe suggests mixing the drink in a cocktail shaker, but you can also mix it right in your serving glass if you're outdoors.
Here's what you'll need for this recipe, as well as some thoughts, tips, and possible substitutions. If you make any substitutions, I'd love to hear about it in the comments section below.
Imagine you're headed to the beach... you want to bring a summery cocktail, but don't want to prepare or transport a bunch of ingredients. I've got you covered! This is the PERFECT cocktail for a summer evening outside thanks to its few, simple ingredients.
I'm so excited for you to try this fizzy, tart, tropical combination. Just these three simple ingredients combine to yield a whole that's much greater than the sum of its parts. It has a surprisingly complex and interesting flavor profile since each ingredient plays a very specific role. I'm a firm believer that coconut rum belongs in everything this time of year, and I think you'll agree after you try this beauty!
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Disclosure: This recipe has been developed through a paid partnership with Koloa Rum. However, all opinions and thoughts are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep The Rogue Brussel Sprout running.
This simple summer cocktail unites tropical coconut with nostalgic lemonade and fizzy ginger beer. It comes together in minutes and is the perfect sip for a picnic, a day at the beach, or a summer evening on the deck.
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