The PERFECT Summer Cocktail

This past week, we spent our family vacation with friends at a resort in Palm Desert…more on that coming later in the week. During our vacation, my husband concocted what we are now calling the PERFECT summer cocktail.

So let me start from the beginning…years ago friends of ours used to make a drink that we called The Sandbar because we always drank them at the sandbar in Lake Havasu. I’m sure that it’s got a fancy cocktail name, but that’s what we call it. It’s a mixture of vodka and Squirt. It’s yummy give it a shot! And I’m not much of a hard alcohol drinker so for me to say a cocktail is yummy, it can’t taste like alcohol.

Anyways we didn’t want to pay $8 a beer at the restaurant by the pool, so we decided to make our old favorite drink, The Sandbar. While digging around in the fridge for all the fixin’s, my husband saw the Simply Orange with Mango juice and decided to add some of that to his drink. It was so good! The sweetness of the juice with the citrus-y, grapefruit flavor of the Squirt made for a great combo! And that is how the PERFECT summer cocktail was created.

Looking for an refreshing summer cocktail? We have it right here...and it only takes three ingredients to make it: vodka, OJ, and a surprising twist!

How To Make The PERFECT Summer Cocktail

It’s simple to make. Get a large glass and fill it up with ice. Throw in a shot or two of your favorite vodka. Then fill the glass half up with Squirt, and the rest of the way up with Simply Orange with Mango.

Want to make a big batch of it? Just pour out about half of the Simply Orange from the jug. Put it in a cup for the kids or in a larger container for your second batch later. Then pour a can of Squirt and vodka to taste into the jug. Cheers!

You can play with the flavors until you get your own version of the PERFECT summer cocktail. I bet citrus flavored vodka would taste great too! Or maybe pink lemonade? The possibilities are endless!

If you are looking for other refreshing summer drinks to sip by the pool, try my Peach and Orange Sangria or my One-Glass White Sangria recipe. Want more yummy beverages for adults? Try my Cocktails & Beverages for Adults board on Pinterest.

Have a favorite refreshing cocktail to share? Leave a link so I can pin it!

Cool Stuff I Found This Week #6 (Thank You Social Media)

All right! It’s that time again…time to check out some of the cool stuff I found this week on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Actually, it’s stuff I found last week that I didn’t get around to posting. Hopefully you haven’t already seen it! We took the kids and got away this week, but I’ll be back next week with lots of vacation stories, I’m sure!

Is It Candy or Medicine?

My friend Sherri wrote this must read post at All Parenting about medicines that look like candy. This is why safe medicine storage is SO important. Please, please, PLEASE share this with other moms out there!


Word Crimes

My friend Stephanie at Froggy & the Mouse shared this on Facebook and I love it! It’s Weird Al’s newest song Word Crimes, which is a parody of Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines. If you’re a fan of words and writing and people who don’t use proper grammar make you crazy, you’ll love this.


Need a Laugh?

There’s really nothing cuter than babies doing cute and funny things. This video will definitely give you a laugh!

Post by Javin Rajh.

If You Work From Home, You Will TOTALLY Get This!

So many of us bloggers and writers work from home. I loved this list of 19 Things You Should Never Say to Someone Who Works From Home.


So You Want A Slice Of Cheesecake, Huh?

You might not actually want that cheesecake (or beer or french fries) after you see how many burpees you would have to do to burn off all of those calories.


Preventing Child Deaths in Hot Cars

On Huffington Post, they shared a great shoe trick that may be able to prevent babies and children from being left to suffer or die in hot cars.

Stop Texting and Driving!

Still texting and driving? I’ve written about texting and driving here before, and now I’m asking you to watch this one minute clip.

Support Mental Health with philosophy

I LOVE the new hope & grace initiative from philosophy (my favorite skincare brand.) philosophy is supporting mental health and wellbeing, one of the greatest challenges affecting women around the globe. Click for more details:

Love Orange is the New Black? 

If you are as crazy about the show as I am, this article written by Larry Smith is worth the read. It’s long, but worth it.

Want to see more cool stuff? Here’s a link to all my finds from when I first started Cool Stuff. You can also follow me on Twitter and Facebook for more.

Now it’s your turn! What cool stuff did you find on the internet this week?