20 Boozy, Fruity Drinks to Cool You Off This Summer

I don’t drink often, but when I do I like for my drinks to taste amazing and be fun! I’m celiac so beer is off limits, as is many wines (oftentimes the cork is sealed with a gluten paste or the wines are stored in barrels that are sealed with that same paste). I prefer to make my own drinks so that I am sure to not get any gluten in my drinks whatsoever.

That’s why I love these boozy fruity drinks! They are all delicious and just perfect for cooling down in the summer. We really enjoy throwing a good backyard BBQ which often means making drinks for the grown ups and every single one of the drinks below looks like they will be a hit!

20 Boozy, Fruity Drinks

What is your favorite boozy, fruity drink?This Pineapple Mojito from Mom Foodie looks great and surprisingly simple to make. Full disclosure though, I’ve never had a mojito, so this will be a new one on my list for this year!

Strawberry Daquiris are my jam! They have been my favorite drink since I turned 21, so I am not going to turn down the chance to try out this new recipe!

I mean, with a name like Malibu Bay Breeze, who wouldn’t want to give this drink a shot? I think it looks delish!

If you like rum, this Pineapple Cherry Rum Punch Cocktail will hit the spot for you. I’m not a big cherry fan, but my hubby is so I will definitely make this one for him. h

Now that I think about it, I don’t think I know anyone that doesn’t love a Strawberry Margarita. Do you?

My first experience with Sangria was waiting at Olive Garden for our table so we sat in the bar and tried it out for the first time. So good! I’m definitely going to try this one this summer. h

Pineapple may just be the official fruit of summer so this Pineapple Vodka drink will come in handy!

I’m not entirely sure, but I may not have ever had a watermelon drink. Now time like the present to try the Best Watermelon Cocktail, right?h

I love the look of coconut, I love the smell of coconut.  I do not like the taste of coconut. That being said, this Pina Colada looks pretty tasty.  Should I give it a shot?

I’m seeing a ton of Mojito recipes!  I know you all know how much I love my blackberry drinks though (remember this blackberry iced tea recipe?).  I’m definitely doing to give this Blackberry Mojito a try.h

Oh my goodness, who doesn’t love a good Mimosa? This Lime Prosecco Mimosa definitely looks like a good one!

Something about watermelon is just so refreshing!  I’m ready to give this Watermelon Cooler a try.

Ohhh another Sangria recipe! This time it is White Orange, YUM!

We all love a good, fizzy drink, don’t we? This Blueberry Lemon Vodka Fizz looks super tasty!

Peach is my all time favorite fruity flavor!  These Peach Margaritas look AMAZING!

Yes! Another yummy peach drink! This Sparkling Peachade Vodka Drink looks like it will be perfect for those hot summer days. h

This Blue Lagoon Cocktail will fit right in at your pool party!

This Mai Tai Cocktail because sometimes you just need to feel like you are on the beach.  Am I right?

Another tropical themed drink, this Carribean Sunset will make you want to head off to a tropical island!  I’m already packed!

Do you like lemonade?  This Wild Berry Lemonade looks quite refreshing!

Do you have any amazing boozy fruity drink recipes that you want to share? I would love some more ideas!

Our Camp 18 Experience

Over the last couple of years we have been trying to do a lot of traveling on a budget.  That means that we have been taking a lot of local/semi local road trips and exploring the super awesome stuff that Oregon has to offer.  I plan to talk about some of our many adventures, so I figured why not start with Camp 18 Restaurant.

We took a small trip to Seaside this week and we had a blast, but we were wanting to explore outside of the area as well and my in-laws had recommended that we go to Camp 18 Restaurant.

Camp 18 Restaurant is logging themed restaurant located on Hwy 26 which connects Portland to Seaside.  It took us about 25 minutes to get from Seaside to the restaurant.  Camp 18 is located in a Log Cabin Style structure that is amazing in itself.  It was built in the 70’s by Gordon Smith and features authentic materials such as an 85 foot (4 foot in diameter) ridgepole that is the largest that you will find throughout the country.  It is simply amazing.  We couldn’t stop looking at it throughout our meal.

Our meal, oh my goodness, where to begin.  My son and I each ordered a cheeseburger.  They were absolutely delicious and so much food.  My one complaint is that they were messy!  The fries were cooked just right, not too greasy or salty.  My husband had the clubhouse sandwich, which was probably the best one I have ever tasted (he shared a bite with me).  My daughter ordered the biscuits and gravy breakfast (served until 2) and they came out with 2 plates of food for her!  The biscuits and gravy on one plate; eggs, bacon and sausage on the other and she ate every last bite.  I didn’t taste her food, but she says it was delicious.

The food prices were pretty much what I expected.  For the 4 of us to eat (baby doesn’t get his own meals yet), it was around $50 with drinks.

The adorable little old ladies at the table next to us had one of the famous cinnamon rolls delivered to them once their meal was done and wow!  The one cinnamon roll took up the entire plate and it smelled delish!  We were too full to even consider it, but I can’t say that we will pass next time.

The outside of the restaurant was almost as exciting as the restaurant itself.  They have lots of authentic and antique logging equipment, train cars, etc.  They even have a little hiking trail.  Luckily we went on a beautiful day in May so we got to stroll around and check everything out and even went hiking. 🙂 (okay, it’s only 3/10 of a mile, but it’s beautiful!).

If you are traveling from Portland to Seaside, definitely consider stopping by and if you are going to be in the Seaside area, head East and have fun!


HOT!! $10 Starbucks Git Card Just $5! (Check Your Email)


Good morning everyone!  If you have a Groupon account, you may want to check your email this morning because I just spotted an invite to get an invitation only Groupon deal for a $10 Starbucks Gift Card for just $5!

The only way I could even view the deal was to click through the link in my email, but it may have changed so be sure and check your Groupon account and your email.

Let me know if you had the invite!

Free Short Stack of Pancakes Today at IHOP!

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Today is National Pancake Day, which means you can get a FREE SHORT STACK OF PANCAKES at IHOP!!

Today is the day to get a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes*
between 7 AM and 7 PM at IHOP®. Then, consider leaving a donation to
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® or other designated local charities.
Together with guests like you, we’ve raised nearly $20 million since 2006—
one free short stack at a time. Now that’s the power of pancakes!