Cool down this summer with these 3 refreshing drinks

Posted by Staff Writer on Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 at 8:50am.


You probably have noticed the summer temperatures creeping higher and higher by the week, but you can beat the heat with these cool summer drinks. From refreshing mocktails to creative twists on classic cocktails, we’ve got your covered. Our favorite recipes come from Edible Hawaiian Islands Magazine, which works to bring communities together to learn about healthy food and sustainability.

Guava Daiquiri Mocktail

What you need:

2 ounces fresh guava juice

3/4 ounce fresh lime juice

1/4 agave or simple syrup

How to make it:

Combine all ingredients with ice in a shaker and shake well. Then strain and pour into a chilled Martini glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Hibiscus Mojito

What you need:

15 to 20 mint leaves, plus a sprig for garnish

1 teaspoon of sugar

1 ounce of fresh lime juice

2 ounces of Koloa Rum, Kaua‘i White

6 ounces of hibiscus tea

How to make it:

In the bottom of a cocktail shaker, muddle the mint leaves with the sugar and lime juice. The sugar granules help bruise the mint and extract flavor. Then, add the rum, hibiscus tea, and a few ice cubes and shake well. When finished shaking, strain the liquid into an ice-filled glass. Garnish with a mint sprig and serve.

Haupia Nightcap

What you need:

½ ounce of coconut milk

1 ounce of cold coffee

1 ounce of Koloa Coconut Rum

Vanilla bean powder and chocolate-covered espresso bean to garnish

How to make it:

Add all liquid ingredients into a cocktail shaker. After shaking, strain into small glass and garnish with a pinch of vanilla bean powder and a chocolate-covered espresso bean.

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