• Refreshing cocktails to get you through the Chatham, IL Summer

    July 24, 2019 | Blogs
  • Summertime is a time for cocktails. On a hot summer day, there seems to be nothing better than a cool summer drink. Summertime in Chatham, IL is no exception.

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    Three Tips to Stay Safe while drinking Alcohol in the Summer Heat

    Dehydration causes headaches, dizziness, and heat exhaustion. In some extreme cases, dehydration can lead to alcohol poisoning, which in turn can cause brain damage.

    Know your limits. This means that for the average man, you should consume no more than 3-4 alcoholic drinks. For women, 2-3 drinks should keep you safe.

    Remember, alcohol and heat can be a deadly combination. If you’re going to have a drink or two, or three, on a hot summer day, make sure that you have plenty of water between cocktails.

    Don’t go swimming – It’s a fact that about a quarter of adult drowning victims had alcohol in their bloodstream. While it may seem like a good idea to jump into the water to cool off, don’t go swimming while drinking.

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    Twenty Drinks That Will Keep You Cool on a Hot Summer Day

    • Mojito – Made with white rum, it’s the mint leaves that keep this drink unbelievably cool.
    • Sangria – Who said that red wine and plenty of fruit was a bad idea?
    • Watermelon Wine Spritz – If red wine is ok for a summer day, why not Chardonnay and watermelon juice?
    • Seabreeze – It’s got a breeze in the name. How could this not be cool?
    • Pina Colada – Rum, Pineapple, and Coconut – What a cool idea.
    • Daiquiri – Another rum masterpiece.
    • Mai Tai – Another classic from the islands.
    • Gin and Tonic – Gin meets bubbly water. Who knew.
    • Margarita – Mas tequila.
    • Tequila Sunrise – The early bird on a hot sunny day.
    • Long Island Iced Tea – This ain’t your grandpa’s iced tea for sure.
    • Cuba Libre – it’s a possibility that this was Fidel Castro’s favorite drink.
    • Tequila and Tonic – If it’s good enough for Gin, it’s good enough for Jose Cuervo.
    • Old Fashion – A perfect drink for Throwback Thursdays.
    • Rum and Coke – There’s nothing soft about this drink.
    • Jack and Coke – Old number seven never gets old.
    • Salty Dog – Definitely mans’ best friend.
    • Campari and Soda – light and refreshing, just like the Godfather
    • Southern Lemonade – Whiskey and lemonade never tasted so good
    • Beer – Civilization as we know it doesn’t exist without beer.

    Regardless of what you choose to drink Chatham, come on into Loukenins’ on 4th and celebrate another great Summer. Remember to stay cool, drink responsibly.