I know, it's really mean of me to even suggest that summer is ending. It doesn't really end until SepteBut you must know that September is mere moments away, and unless you're gonna pull a Green Day, you'll be experiencing Labor Day next weekend with the rest of us. Try not to be too sad! Get out and celebrate the long weekend! And if you need some libations to help you mourn, I'm here to provide some solutions.
If you want to pretend it's still June...
White Peach Sangria
A blogger with whom I go way back, Carolyn Selheim-Miller of Boxes and Jars, has a delicious recipe that you'll love if you go for fruity dranks. I made this toward the end of June, and it was truly scrumptious. Just be careful, or you might find you've had more than your fair share of the pitcher o.O Check out her recipe here. Photo via.
If you're ready to embrace sweater weather...
Grown-Up Hot Apple Cider
I just loooooovvvvve apple cider. You know how I love it even more? With whiskey. Personally, I prefer Maker's Mark, but pretty much anything you personally find palatable will do. If you want to amp up your game, throw in some cinnamon and cloves while you're heating the cider to really get that fall feeling. Twelve cloves and two cinnamon sticks for a gallon of cider should give it a nice touch without overwhelming it. Once it's all simmered together, add the liquor to your cup to taste. I won't tell how much if you don't.
If you just DGAF...
Maybe you just want to go hard one last time. Pick your favorite tequila, grab those limes, and kiss the summer goodbye.