Monday, July 25, 2016

Must Try Summer Cocktails to Quench Your Thirst

Summer is in full swing which means longer days and warm nights. These summer inspired cocktails will keep you cool all season long.

Summer Breeze - Savor summer with a pleasantly pink cocktail of pineapple and grapefruit juice with gin.
Summer Breeze

Summer Fruit Sangria - A pitcher of sangria made with white wine, fruit, and liqueur will get the party started.
Summer Fruit Sangria

Watermelon Cucumber Cooler - Nothing screams summer quite like a pretty pink watermelon cocktail.
Watermelon-Cucumber Cooler

Cherry Beer - Cold beer on its own is just about perfect. But teamed with a fruity mixer, it becomes the life of the party.

Honeydew Granita Spritzer - Seltzer enlivens this effervescent drink, which consists of sweet honeydew melon puree and mouth-puckering lime juice. Add vodka for a little kick.
Honeydew Granita Spritzer

Watermelon Tequila Cocktails - When watermelon is in abundance, this is a great way to use it.
Watermelon-Tequila Cocktails

Tabernacle Crush - This light and refreshing cocktail is as reminiscent of the American South as it is of the South of France.
Tabernacle Crush

Strawberry-Lemon Mojitos - The addition of strawberries sweetens up this classic cocktail.
Strawberry-Lemon Mojitos

Mango-Peach Sangria - This lightly sweet sangria is perfect for a warm summer night.
Mango-Peach Sangria

Manhattan Ice Cream Float - An adult version of the ice cream floats you enjoyed as a kid.
Manhattan Ice Cream Float

Monday, July 11, 2016

These Events Will Have You Busy in Boston All Summer Long

A Boston summer brings a bevy of wonderful can’t miss events and activities. We've compiled a list of events that have become beloved summer traditions.

Starting in June and running through the end of August is the WBZ Free Friday Flicks at The Hatch Shell on the Charles River. Come sunset the lawn becomes a sea of picnic blankets and beach chairs full of big and small movie goers. Don’t forget to bring your favorite snack to munch on!

Another event not to miss at the Hatch Shell is the Landmarks Orchestra Classical concerts. The orchestra founded in 2001, by conductor Charles Ansbacher, is a collation of some of the finest professional musicians in Boston. Running through July and August on Thursday nights, the free concerts began in 2007 and have seen attendance grow every summer.

Boston’s waterfront is a cool respite of sea breezes and sail boats. The Harborwalk beginning in Charlestown and winding south towards Carson Beach covers beaches, public art, historical sites, wharves, and museums. It’s along the walk that you will find the Boston Harbor Hotel. Every year the hotel presents its Summer in the City entertainment events. Tuesday through Thursday bands take over the floating barge (yes, barge) and delight audiences with Pop, Rat Pack, or Blues (depending on the day). On Fridays and enjoy a classic movie on Friday evenings at dusk.

An absolute favorite among locals is Harborwalk Sounds in conjunction with ICA Free Thursday Nights at the Institute of Contemporary Art. Running June 30th through September 1st, the ICA offers live music of all genres from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. Visitors sit and relax on the steps of the museum’s Grandstand, drink in hand, listening to Berklee College of Music’s plethora of talent. The tunes are infectious, the food is delicious, and the spectacular Harbor view is the perfect dessert!

Boston takes care of its literary enthusiasts as well. If the boring beach paperback in your bag isn’t cutting it for you and you crave linguistic substance, Shakespeare is your answer. Since 1996, The Commonwealth Shakespeare Company puts on full productions in the Boston Common July through August. This year’s production of Love’s Labour Lost begins July 20th.

No matter what you prefer, Boston has an event for everyone!