I have this awesome co-worker… her name is Summer and she’s always making me laugh, which I truly need sometimes at work. She recently told me a story about this drink called a Malibu Summer Rose Cocktail.
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This cocktail is named after her… How freakin’ cool is that? Summer’s mom, Jewel Hanson, won a contest (Think of a Drink) held by Malibu Rum in the late 1980’s. Well, Mrs. Jewel came up with this drink recipe and named it after her daughter (Summer Rose). She nailed it like a champ and won the contest. Not to mention a full-on cruise to the Bahamas.
I must meet this woman. Soon.
It was all I could do to take these pictures after tasting this drink…
It was so good, I had two. Oops.
The very first photo (my favorite) happened by accident. It’s a truly natural reflection of my evening after work. I plopped down in my adirondack chair by my little flower garden to sip on it after I took the other photos, and decided to photograph it.
Some of the best things happen by accident.
So a big ‘ole cheers to summer (the season), Summer (my friend) and Mrs. Jewel for coming up with such an awesome drink!
- 1 shot (1-1/2 ounces) Malibu Rum
- 1 shot (1-1/2 ounces) peach schnapps
- Pineapple juice
- Orange juice
- Optional: orange slice and/or maraschino cherry for garnish
- Pour rum and peach schnapps in a tall glass over ice. Add equal parts pineapple juice and orange juice. Top with a splash of grenadine.