Friday, August 3, 2012

Firefly Sparklers and Summertime Music

When I think of summertime evenings, I think of sitting out on a patio/deck, enjoying a tall glass of sweet tea (or a cocktail :) ) and watching the fireflies play.

This cocktail is the perfect way to end a hot summer evening, sitting outside, enjoying the fireflies and other summer fun!


Firefly Sparklers
  • 2 oz of Sweet Tea Vodka
  • 6 oz of lemonaid (any kind will do, but I tried Crystal Light Raspberry Lemonaid, and it was very tasty)
  • 4 oz of 7-up or any kind of fizzy water

Mix ingredients in a cute summery tumbler with ice. Add a fun straw and then enjoy!

The other day I was thinking about different songs that remind me of summer, and that I like to listen to in the summer. A lot of them talk about summer, or have a beach hut type vibe. I made a playlist of some of my favorites, and wanted to share with you so that you too could enjoy during our last month of summer.

Summer Playlist
  • Summer Nights - Rascal Flats
  • Virginia Bluebell - Miranda Lambert
  • Barefoot Blue Jean Night - Jake Owen
  • Where the Boat Leaves From - Zack Brown Band
  • Toes - Zack Brown Band
  • American Honey - Lady Antebellum
  • Springsteen - Eric Church
  • Beer in Mexico - Kenny Chesney
  • Summertime - Kenny Chesney
And for some old school songs:
  • Summer Girls - LFO
  • Summertime - DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince
  • Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffet
  • Island in the Sun - Weezer
  • California Love - 2Pac
  • American Boy - Estelle
What are you listening to this summer?

1 comment:

  1. Just stopping by to let you know that I mentioned your blog/post on the Cherry Salsa in my Pink Saturday post for this weekend.

    I just realized you are a Jen. I'm a Jenn (or Jen or Jenny or . . . the list keeps going sometimes).

    When I was by last weekend, I meant to tell you I love your header photo. Don't know if I mentioned that or not.

    The recipes on this post sound mouth watering and refreshing!

    When you mentioned summer time songs, I instantly heard the lyrics/tune to "In the Summertime" . . . I had to look it up - Jerry Mung - a song from the 70's. It always tunes up in my head for summertime tunes.

    Later, Jenn