Drink of the Month: August 2017

August is here, and that means the end of the summer. School starts up soon for the kids, and the days left on the beach are winding up.

But that’s OK, because we’ve got a popular drink that has the summer feeling but can be drank all year-long.

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Sex on the Beach

This is a popular drink at our table, one that is fairly easy to make. I had my first a couple years ago, and learned that I was making a variation of it one that I’ll save for another day. When gaming we sometimes give it the alternate name Sex on a Train- which is for Ticket to Ride fans but for the most part we stick with the common name.

What you’ll need:

Vodka
Peach Schnapps
Orange Juice
Cranberry Juice
Cherry (optional)
Ice

How to prep:

Fill cup with ice. 1-2 method of vodka around the cup. 1-2 method of peach schnapps. Fill cup with orange juice leaving a little room, top off with cranberry juice and the optional cherry.

What’s it taste like?: It’s going to have a citrus flavor from the orange juice, with a hint of peach. The cranberry juice offsets it a bit but is usually overcome by the peach and citrus flavors. If you mix it right, you won’t even know there’s vodka in it! Of course, this all depends on juice and alcohol. Some peach schnapps are going to be less peach more schnapps, while some are the opposite. I mentioned before that it depends on what kind of juice you use too, so find your juice that you enjoy.

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Cuddles on the Beach

The virgin version of the Sex on the Beach changes the language so it’s, well, for virgin ears and taste buds. It’s mostly the same drink, but with some slight changes.

What you’ll need:

Peach Nectar/Juice
Orange Juice
Cranberry Juice
Cherry (optional)
Ice

How to prep:

Fill cup with ice. 1-2 method of peach nectar/juice. Fill cup with orange juice leaving a little room, top off with cranberry juice and the optional cherry.

What’s it taste like?: Similar to the Sex on the Beach but without the liquor. The peach juice is of course not going to taste the same as peach schnapps, but you’re miles are going to vary depending on brand and amount used. If you’re really feeling up to it, and it’s in season where you live, try using real peaches and a juicer or blender. I’m happy that I recently found the Simple brand has Peach juice now, so it should be a lot easier to find! I’ve not yet tried their stuff, but I plan to give it a go soon and make some interesting drinks with it.
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Well, the summer is coming to an end and this year is going by faster than ever. As usual if you’ve never made a mixed drink for your table, give it a go at your next meetup! And remember: drink responsibly, stop cheating we know you’re doing it, and don’t forget to bring snacks.

  • The Bartender

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