It’s officially Summer! We don’t care if the solstice isn’t here yet; in Texas, Summer starts whenever the barometer hits 88 degrees (which feels like about 95 degrees with humidity).
And when the temperatures rise, you need something to cool off. But don’t sweat it — we’ve got the best cocktails to make your vacation one to remember. (Provided you enjoy responsibly, so you can remember it!)
Camping trips are par for the course this time of year, and if you’re planning a visit to the great outdoors, but prefer to keep the luxuries of indoor living, Glamorous Camping (aka Glamping) is definitely the way to go. Here are some essential luxuries you should definitely take along:
- A cushy bed and pillow (and protectors to keep moisture and bugs out)
- An outdoor rug
- Small tables to use as nightstands
- Decorative throw pillows
- Foot-powered washing machine (especially if you have kids with you)
Another necessity is Sugarlands Distilling Co. Moonshine. Whether you’re savoring Tickle’s Dynamite Cinnamon, Appalachian Apple Pie, the Silver Cloud Tennessee Sour Mash, or any other wonderful varieties, this moonshine pairs perfectly with the great outdoors and nights under the stars.
Visiting the Old Stomping Ground
Summertime, for many of us, is a time to reunite with friends and family members we haven’t seen in awhile. Prepare for bustling social events and massive amounts of food — not to mention endlessly hearing the question, “What do you do?” (as well as the one-upmanship that inevitably follows from the braggadocious busybodies).
Some of these gatherings will have unspoken requirements for a bottle of alcohol as tribute to the gracious hosts. Others will require liquor as a means of surviving the night. Either way, Zamir Vodka is an excellent choice, no matter your reason for needing booze. This brilliant vodka, created by Iazamir “Zamir” Gotta, international man of mystery and travelling partner to widely known food expert Anthony Bourdain, has some amazing stories to tell. We’ve also got some fantastic recipes you can share to distract everyone from their overly personal questions.
Boondocks Whiskey is another great way to steal focus away from the nosey inquiries, and introduce your relatives to a delectable, high-quality liquor. Whisky Advocate Magazine’s Lifetime Achievement Award winner Dave Scheurich was commissioned to create this award-winning whiskey, which makes for some great talking points. (It’s also the perfect way to numb yourself when your uncle, who’s a self-appointed expert on everything, goes into a long discussion on All Things He Finds Disagreeable in the World.)
Destination: Paradise City
Sadly, travel isn’t in the cards for everyone. There are many reasons why some people just can’t escape their everyday lives during vacation season. If you find yourself counted among them, don’t despair. We’ve got the very thing you need to make your own back yard feel like a relaxing getaway.
Rocks Premium Mixers makes amazing low-sugar Mai Tai and Ultimate Mixers to turn any liquor into a bit of tropical paradise. And if you’re looking to spice things up, their Jalapeño Lime Mixer will transform tequila into a kickin’ cocktail. (Or if you need something milder, they have a delicious Classic Margarita mixer too!)
All you need is a comfortable spot, some relaxing music, and a delicious cocktail. Sit back, take a breather from all your hard work, and let the tropical flavors carry you away.
Are you looking to make some extra money this Summer? Become a Brand Ambassador with Dragon Spirits Marketing! We offer competitive pay, and you get to take home leftover sample bottles to help make your Summer the best ever!