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Two easy cocktails to ease the back-to-school blues

The changing weather signifies the end of summer and the beginning of warm-weather nostalgia. Here are some fun cocktails recipes for those looking to take a break from chilly winds and midterms—an easy throwback to the carefree days of summer.

 1. The “Math-Break” mojito

Serves 4 cups.



1/2 cup lime juice

3 tbsp sugar

32 fresh mint leaves

1 cup white rum

1/2 cup chilled club soda

Approximately 9 cups ice



In a cocktail shaker, add 1/2 cup of freshly squeezed lime juice, 3 tablespoons of sugar and 32 fresh mint leaves.

Use the end of a wooden spoon to mix the mint into the lime juice and sugar.

Stir in 1 cup of white rum, then pour the mix into a glass filled ice to fill the entire glass, with 1 inch left at the top to be filled with club soda.

Optional: Add a garnish of lime and mint.


 2. The “Since when is Montreal an Island?” Long-Island ice tea

Serves 1 cup.



1/2 oz each of:


gin, tequila,

and rum

1/2 oz freshly

squeezed lemon


1/2 oz triple sec

1 tsp sugar

1 can of Coke

1 slice of lemon




In a cocktail shaker, mix 1/2 ounce vodka, 1/2 ounce gin, 1/2 ounce tequila, 1/2 ounce light rum, 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice, 1/2 ounce triple sec, 1 teaspoon of sugar, and shake.

Strain the mix into a tall glass with ice, then fill the rest of the glass with Coke and stir.

Garnish the glass with a slice of lemon.


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  1. Sittingnexttoyourightnow

    Thank you for making summer last longer Hailey!! Gosh can’t wait to try those out

  2. Those look so good!

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