Two Refreshing Summertime Drink Recipes


YELLOW CRUSH

1 fresh pineapple, cored & cut into chunks
1 cup tequila
1 cup water
1 cup of orange juice
2 limes, juiced

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into pitcher.

Next time you're taking in the warm hues of a sunset, slice up this fruity concoction for the perfect amount of summer relaxation.


BLUE HAWAIIAN

Invented in Hawaii in the 1950s, this drink will have you crooning like Elvis.

1-ounce light rum

1-ounce blue curacao
2 ounces of pineapple juice
1 ounce cream of coconut
1 cup crushed ice

Add all ingredients to the blender with ice; puree on high until smooth. Pour into a chilled highball glass.


It has a hint of sweetness and sourness and a bit of a kick. Take a look at these two tropical cocktail recipes. Ideally suited to sipping by the pool or beach as the sun goes down. They also have that color that makes them perfect for dressing up with paper umbrellas, wax flowers, or fruit wedges on the side. You really can't overdress on this drink. Get a taste of these tropical drinks by following the recipes below.

As seen in Vintage Affair Magazine 2015 summer issue // Photography & article by Stel Bailey

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