The summer in the South means you are likely to hear to growl of a lawn mower during the day and the songs of cicadas at night. It means you can smell the sweet honeysuckle on the vine and the grub on the grill. You can see children playing in the sprinkles and old folks rocking on their front porch. But, most of all what you feel is the heat. Seriously, I think it is a million degrees outside right now - and that's without the heat index which makes it a million and four. So, needless to say the carnivore and I are always looking for ways to beat the heat.
Enter the baby pool. That's right the carnivore and I are now the proud owners of a super-sized inflatable baby pool. Laugh all you want. It is wonderful on a hot day filled to the rim with cool hose water. But, what really puts it over the top is when we get to enjoy an adult beverage in our baby pool. Since I am now obsessed with all things pineapple, and I know how to cut one, I came up with this little concoction.
Simply fill your blender with ice cubes. Add in 3-4 slices of fresh pineapple, 2.5 cups of Dole Blends Orange, Peach, Mango Juice, three shots of rum, and one shot of peach liqueur. Blend until the consistency of a slushy. Garnish with more pineapple and drink through a straw. You will have enough to share or have several drinks on your own.
It is a fantastic poolside drink, whether it be a real pool or a little one. Or, even if you don't have a pool it is a nice way to cool off on these incredibly hot days.