Combat Winter Fatigue with Fresh Summer Cocktails from Tommy Bahama Laguna Beach Print
Written by Ann Shepphird   

Tommy Bahama cucumber mojitoIt might be winter outside but just walk into the new Tommy Bahama Laguna Beach and it's summer -- and not just summer anywhere but the quintessential Laguna Beach summer, right down to the antique bathing suits and surfboards hanging on the wall, the location inside the restored Heisler Building on Pacific Coast Highway and menu items such as Ahi Tuna Tacos (not to be missed).

In honor of providing that summer feeling as we near the shortest day of the year, here are recipes for two of their cocktails, which are light and fresh and made with produce sourced locally. First is a twist on the mojito (left), with cucumber adding a bit of sassiness. The other is their signature drink, the Cant-e-lope Tonight, where a fresh melon taste is created through the combination of watermelon liquor, fresh orange juice and sour mix. Enjoy!

Tommy Bahama Cantelope TonightIngredients
3 oz      Tommy Bahama White Sand rum
6 oz      Cucumber Cubes
1/3        Fresh lime
5          Mint leaves
3 oz      Sprite  
Procedure: Muddle cucumber cubes, mint, and lime. Add rum and shake 20 times. Pour over ice and top with sprite.

Martini Glass
2 oz      Marie Brizard Watermelon
1 oz      Ketel One vodka
1 oz      Fresh orange juice
˝ oz     Fresh sour mix
Procedure:  Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice; shake 20 times strain. Garnish with 2 fresh cantaloupe scoops.