Dog Days

With the Fourth of July behind us and the summer season in full swing we've hit that time of they year where temperatures soar. Long days are spent trying to cool off and long nights heat up. We're celebrating this time of year by running a special sale on women's swimwear and select dress styles as well as select mens buttondown styles. Fall will come barging in all too quickly so get out there and enjoy the summer season while it lasts in some cool new styles. Happy hour is another great way to cool off on a scorcher of a day so I'm going to feature my favorite summertime cocktail, Sparkling Blueberry Lemonade. This cocktail uses muddled blueberries to really capture the best part of the season, the fresh produce! Start with a handful of blueberries in a shaker and muddle until they are all burst. Then fill the shaker with ice and add 3 ounces of blueberry vodka. I use Cold River Organic Blueberry Infused Potato Vodka, which does not use any artificial flavorings. Shake well to mix the blueberries with the vodka and pour into a Collins or other tall cocktail glass. Fill the drink to the top with Boylan's Sparkling Lemonade and garnish with a wheel of lemon and a few fresh blueberries. Then pull a chair into the shade and watch the summer world go by as you sip on this refreshing, effervescent libation.