In our house, drinks are almost as important as the food, sometimes more so. This post is the first in an occasional series of what we’re drinking these days. Often these libations aren’t too unusual; nothing beats a perfect martini, Manhattan, or a simple glass of wine. Other times, we’re in the mood for something a little more complicated. In those cases we’ll provide a recipe.
For some reason, this has been the summer of the Hi-Ball, perhaps because of the great set of retro hi-ball glasses I received as a gift and can’t stop using. We’ve been working hard this summer so a tall glass of something cold is just what we need before starting dinner.
You know you have found like-minded true friends when Friday afternoon cocktail recipes are circulated via email. This one comes from the good friend of a good friend, Lisa in Chicago. She was served this by another friend, who’s parents discovered them in Mexico in the 50′s and 60′s, prime Hi-Ball time.
Not sweet at all and just slightly fizzy. Dry and refreshing. Perfect for a late summer evening poolside.
1 part tequila
2 parts lemonade
beer to taste
Poor tequila and lemonade over ice in a tall glass, top off with desired quantity of beer. (we used 1 part of Corona).
Garnish with lime wedge.