Easy Breezy Summer Cocktails

Easy Breezy Summer Cocktails

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Summer is one my favorite seasons of the year! I aspire to be in a Jimmy Buffett frame of mind, wearing my flip flops and feeling relaxed. For our family, it’s a time for cookouts, birthday celebrations, reunions, and vacations.

My husband and I love to entertain, having friends and family over to our home. It’s definitely a time of making memories, sharing laughs, sipping cocktails, and enjoying great meals together.

I’m excited to share with you two crowd pleasing drinks that we have enjoyed over the summer! If you’ve been looking for the perfect compliment to the warm weather, I’ve got you covered!

Sugar Island Coconut Rum

Sugar Island Coconut Rum was a huge hit this summer! We shared it with friends during a barbeque at our home. As the bottle states, it is so smooth that it can be sipped on over ice, mixed with nothing. It sounds hard to believe, but you truly do not need any mixers with Sugar Island Coconut Rum.

It reminded our guests of a Pina Colada, very smooth and sweet with no bitter aftertaste. This mixes beautifully into a cocktail, but it can be enjoyed alone. I don’t think I’ve ever experienced a rum this pleasant, delicious, and smooth before. Crafted in the Virgin Islands, this is definitely a summer treat you won’t forget!

Sugar Island Coconut Rum

This was my favorite recipe from Sugar Island Rum:

The Coconut Calypso

2 ounces Sugar Island Coconut Rum

½ ounce Fresh Lime Juice

Splash of Tres Agaves® Organic Agave Nectar

Splash of Ginger Ale

Directions: Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a glass and top off with the ginger ale. Garnish with lime wheels and raspberries.

Click here for  some additional summer cocktail recipes from Sugar Island Rum! And use their product locator to find a retailer near you that carries it.


Archer Roose Wines


This summer, I brought Archer Roose Wine with us on vacation to the lake house. They were so portable, it was great! For the first time, I didn’t have the inconvenience of lugging big, breakable bottles. I threw the cans in a cooler and they were good to go!

I also like that their selection of wines surpass the quality of many high priced varieties. Our first night on vacation, we brought out a few cans of Archer Roose Wine for everyone to try as we enjoyed dinner on the lakefront. The Sauvignon Blanc paired perfectly with my whitefish! I felt like I was enjoying a meal at a five star restaurant. It complimented the meal wonderfully adding a delicious and sophisticated touch.

I love that these wines have the taste of high quality without the pretentious price tag. They are perfect for picnics, concerts, trips to the lake, cookouts, and summer get-togethers.

Archer Roose Wines

Here are is a list and description of available Archer Roose’s Wine varieties:

Sauvignon Blanc: Delicious white wine with summery citrus notes. I thought that this paired very well with seafood.

Rose’: This refreshing Rose’ is perfect for a hot summer day. Delicious notes of Lavender, Strawberries, and Raspberries.

Redsurrection: A bold, dry red wine that pairs great with steak. I loved the subtle notes of Plum and White Pepper.

Chardonnay: I’m usually not a fan of Chardonnay, but Archer Roose’s version definitely made me rethink that! I enjoyed the cheery notes of lemon and pineapple!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my post, featuring some of my favorite summer drinks and cocktails! Have you tried Sugar Island Rum or Archer Roose Wine? I’d love to hear your experience in the comments!


For more on these great companies:

Sugar Island Rum: Website / Facebook

Archer Roose Wine: Website / Instagram

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About Katharine

Katharine is a full-time mom and wife with a passion for writing. She is a teacher to a wonderful group of little people. Katharine has also worked previously as a licensed Cosmetologist. Her life revolves around blogging, writing, health, fitness, family, and faith!

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