It’s hot. The kind of hot that forces you to have that internal talk with yourself.

Ok Brittany, sit still, accept the heat, breath. If you freak out you’ll start to choke and get claustrophobic in your own skin, and that makes others uncomfortable. Accept the burn. Accepttttt ittttttt.

Obviously, the only solution to this is get get drunk and pretend it’s winter. Join me as I share my three favorite summer cocktails, and we can pretend we both don’t notice the sweat line on the butt of our pants.

The Walking Margarita
If we have to eat fruit, we might as well soak it in alcohol. Slice a watermelon and lay the pieces into a baking dish. Pour a shot of Tequila over each slice, then cover the dish and refrigerate at least 3 hours, overnight is better. Check every so often, and feel free to baste with more booze. Before serving, dip edges in some coarse sea salt and maneuver the heat glass free!

The Popsicle Cocktail
I’ve seen a few photos of people playing around with fruit bars, and I have to say, it makes for a delicious combination. In a glass,  pour half Canada Dry Ginger Ale, half Moscato d’Asti (you can also use champagne). Add a fun straw and a whole fruit bar. We love Strawberry, orange and lime. The fizz will eat away at the fruit bar, giving you a delicious fresh fruit cocktail. I make virgin versions of these for my kids, it’s their favorite summer treat!

Drunken Fruit Salsa
Ok, I’ve posted this recipe before, but it’s truly one of my summer staples, and a hit at every party I schlep it to. You can’t find a simpler recipe. Dice up tons of fresh fruit, whatever is in season. This time I used strawberries, kiwi, pineapple, watermelon, apples, and nectarines. I toss all that in a bowl and top with 2-3 shots of Mandarin Absolute Vodka, and toss to coat. Like all boozey fruit, it’s better if you can let this sit in the fridge to soak for a bit. I usually serve this with either graham crackers or cinnamon sugar chips, but this time I found Cinnamon Magic Pop at my local market, which tasted just like those twisty things from Taco Bell, and it was a great combo!

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