Strawberry-Kiwi Frozen Mojitos

When I bought them, I had every intention of using my fresh strawberries and kiwis into a fruity summer salsa.  I imagined scooping it on top of crisp tortilla chips or flaky fish tacos, and was enthralled at the idea.

But then I thought, What if I added rum to the salsa? That would be delicious. 

And then, What if I added mint to the rum-soaked salsa?!  Yes.  YES.

Strawberry-Kiwi Frozen Mojito.  Fresh fruit, mint, rum, simple syrup, and ice makes this the PERFECT summer drink.  It tastes even better than it looks!

And eventually I abandoned the whole fruit salsa idea in favor of Strawberry-Kiwi Frozen Mojitos.  While I’m positive that the salsa would have been out-of-this-world, I have no regrets.

You won’t have any regrets either as long as you make these Mojitos tonight.

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Cucumber Basil Gin and Tonic

I’m gonna be honest with you– I had a very tame weekend filled with tbs movie marathons, trying to get work done on my laptop, and fried foods.

Cucumber Basil Gin and Tonic.  I have never even liked gin but this summer cocktail is so refreshing and delicious that it's a new favorite of mine! | blog.hostthetoast.com

And even though I’m not leaving any crazy spree of excitement behind as I enter the work week, I’ve got to say, I have a serious case of the Mondays today.  A case of the Mondays that can and will only be cured by an after-work Cucumber Basil Gin and Tonic.

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Boozy Red, White, and Blueberry Cheesecake Popsicles

I’m really bad at coming up with short recipe names.

Boozy Red, White, and Blueberry Cheesecake Popsicles.  Perfect for Memorial Day Weekend, Fourth of July, Labor Day Weekend, or just any summer party!  So delicious you should make several batches ;) | blog.hostthetoast.com

I thought about calling these “The Absolute Best Frozen Dessert The World Has Ever Seen”, but that seemed a little too wordy.  Boozy Red, White, and Blueberry Cheesecake Popsicles was shorter– by a margin– so I went with that.

You can call them whatever you want though, because it all sounds like gibberish when you’ve got a mouthful of poptail.

I love that word.  “Poptail.”  What is it, you ask?  Well, you see, when a popsicle loves a cocktail very much…

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Mango Strawberry Sangria

One of my favorite things about warm weather is that it makes a wonderful excuse for fruity cocktail sipping.

Mango Strawberry Sangria- sip on this fruity wine-based cocktail as you lounge in the sun! | blog.hostthetoast.com

There’s nothing that fills my heart with more joy than soaking in the sun with a sweet (and buzz-inducing) drink in my hand.    Speaking of hearts, doesn’t that one strawberry slice almost look heart-shaped?  It’s a testament of my love for Mango Strawberry Sangria, obviously.

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Tequila Sundown

Some mornings you already know that it’s going to be the kind of day that deserves a cocktail.  For example, if you get ready to leave for work 45 minutes earlier than usual on a Monday morning, but then you slip and fall on ice on your way to start up your car.  Then, once you clean yourself up, you realize that one of your tires is almost flat, but you think, “That’s okay, there’s a gas station around the corner and I’ll still be early.”  Lo and behold, that gas station’s air pump broke last night.  The next gas station doesn’t have an air pump at all.  The third gas station you visit has duct tape covering the coin slot for the air, and you find out that it doesn’t work, either.  The fourth gas station you visit has a 4 car line waiting for air, and by the time you fill your tire, you’re 15 minutes late to work.  You know, something that may or may not be exactly what my morning looked like today.
 
Mondays are always rough, aren’t they?  And it’s only 10AM.
 

Tequila Sundown: tequila, orange juice, and pomegranate juice come together in this tasty cocktail!

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