It is hard to believe the summer season in these parts is nearing an end. When I think of summer I think of lazy cocktails by a beach or pool, and just relaxing. Source Books has a new book called the The Best Summer Drinks by Ray Foley. Ray is the publisher of Bartender Magazine and a mixologist extraordinaire. Name the brand or spirit and he has a drink for you. The book is alphabetized by recipe name, but a handy index lets you search by alcohol type and brand. Ray has also included a tasty chapter of Summer recipes with such as Grilled Honey Bourbon Chicken, Bacardi Lime Sherbet, and Kicked Up Cuervo Ribs.A glossary of tools and bar tending terms as well as basic instructions on hoe to properly rim your glass are included. The book is small and handy to place at the bar or give as gift with 500 recipes. I will be giving away 2 copies to randomly selected commenter’s. Just leave a comment and tell me what your favorite summer memory and cocktail is.
Kahlua Banana Cream Fizz
adapted The Best Summer Drinks by Ray Foley
1/3 oz. Kahlua
1/3 oz. rum
1/3 oz.creme de bananes
Cream or milk on top
Blend the Kalua, rum, and creme de bananes together. Pour into a glass and top with milk or cream.