My excitement for summer is at a serious high right now. Like – YOU GUYS – beach days, summer cocktails, and sunshine allll the time? I’m stoked. And as if that weren’t enough, I now have the perfect midday drink for those warm summer afternoons. It’s fresh, it’s citrusy, and it’s practically made for poolside-sipping. (←AKA, my kind of drink)
It all started out with me discovering a little somethin’ somethin’ called Palm Breeze at the grocery store. It’s a malt-based alcoholic spritz (kinda like beer, but way more fun and fruity) that comes in two flavors: Ruby Red Citrus and Pineapple Mandarin Orange. I’m obsessed with grapefruit juice, and any drink perfect for weekend tanning is right up my alley, so needless to say, that went into my cart immediately. I was already dreaming of laying out on a lounge chair, bikini on and soaking up the sun, and then it hit me – a revamp of the classic greyhound cocktail, but bubblier and just a touch sweeter for easier drinking. And you have to know, once these kinds of ideas pop into my head, there’s never any turning back.
Now, I should just point out that the Palm Breeze on its own is pretty dang fantastic (because you know I had to try it first!); it’s bubbly, crisp, and not too sweet but also not too strong tasting – the perfect drink if you want a little kick of alcohol without the intense taste. BUT, if you’re one of those (apparently rare) females like yours truly who wants to taste the alcohol a bit more, I’ve got you covered. Mix it with vodka and serve it on ice with a wedge of pink grapefruit for a fruity drink that definitley has a noticeable kick. Either way, I can promise that you’ll instantly feel like you’ve been transported to a far-away tropical island where your only concern is soaking up some rays and having a good time. My way of doing this? A perfect sunday afternoon with a few good friends and these cocktails (plus chips and guac!), basking in the sun and dipping my feet in the pool — tropical vacay vibes in an instant.
At this point I kinda hope you’re still reading, but I also kinda hope you’re on your way to pick up a pack of Palm Breeze and get your cocktail-makin’, sun-bathin’ feel-good game on. It’s the weekend; let’s have some fun!!
And speaking of FUN — Palm Breeze and Blo Blow Dry Bar are hosting four Girl’s Night Out events complete with free tropical breeze-style blowouts, hors d’oeurves, and lots of Palm Breeze drinks! If you’re near one of the cities where this is going down, you can RSVP to attend here:
I will be majorly jealous, just sayin’.
Ruby Red Greyhound Spritzer
A bubblier, easier-drinking version of the classic greyhound cocktail – perfect for feeling the tropical vibes wherever you are!
- Yield: 1 cocktail 1x
- 2 1/4 ounces vodka
- Palm Breeze Ruby Red Citrus sparkling alcohol spritz
- pink grapefruit wedge, for garnish
- Fill a highball glass with ice. Add vodka and top off with Palm Breeze spritz. Garnish with a grapefruit wedge and enjoy – instant tropical vacation vibes!
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