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1. Missionary Downfall

I had never even heard of this incredible cocktail until I moved to Alabama. This particular recipe was from a local neighbor down at Dauphin Island. It is the perfect blend of sweet and sour. On a how fast I drink this scale, the Missionary Downfall gets a 9. (Photo by Tommy Ilmagno)

Makes 4-6 cocktails:

-1 cup of vodka

-1 can of frozen lime concentrate

-1 handful of mint

-1 1/2 cups of ice

Blend all ingredients together until smooth. Top with mint leaf garnish.

2. Ranch Water

Ahhh, the famous drink of the summer of 2020. If you are a tequila fan, you have got to try this. It’s not sweet and so refreshing. For myself, tequila plus sugar equals a hefty hangover, so this cocktail is a win, win. Heavy warning, she gets a 10 on my how fast I drink this cocktail scale, so drink in groups. You’ve been warned. (Photo by @blueandweil)

Makes 1 cocktail:

-2 oz. of tequila

-4 oz. of Topo Chico 
-juice of 1 lime (or 2 key limes)

3. Melon + Cucumber Margarita

For this recipe, I used some over ripe cantaloupe and cucumbers from the garden. Like that OutKast song, “So Fresh, and So Clean.” But, in a cocktail.

Muddle cantaloupe and cucumber for 2 oz. of juice, discard the rest.

2 oz. Tequila (I used the Two Seed’s cucumber and jalapeño)

1 oz. Triple Sec

3/4 oz. Agave Syrup

2 oz. Lime juice

1 egg white (do not skip this!)

Shakity, shake, shake!