Welcome to Design Happens’ Cocktail Week! Each day from now until July 4th we’ll be sharing our favorite summer cocktail recipes on our Facebook page and here on the blog. Join us for #HGTVHappyHour and share your favorites, too.
I don’t know what the weather’s been like in your neck of the woods (paging Al Roker…), but here at the HGTV offices it’s been downright tropical — muggy, steamy and hot, hot, hot! And what could go better with tropical temps than a tropical cocktail? Usually, a margarita is my summer go-to, but this unrelenting heat calls for something special — a drink that’s as colorful and fun as the waterbird for whom it’s named:
1 ounce coconut rum
1 ounce vodka
3 ounces cranberry juice
3 ounces pineapple juice
splash orange juice
4 ounces clear soda
Combine ingredients in a tall shaker with crushed ice. Shake, strain, then pour into a stemmed glass. Garnish with a fresh pineapple wedge and a strawberry. Enjoy a taste of the tropics wherever you may be!
What cocktails are you sipping this summer? Let us know in the comments. And for more delicious (and gorgeous!) cocktail recipes, check out #HGTVHappyHour.