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05-21-21 Taste
The Happiest Hour from Home

Some days we are ready to pour up a drink but prefer to spend the evening from the comfort of their own home. When you’re in that mood, treat yourself to a fancy home happy hour. Test out your mixology skills with some of our summertime favorites.

To start, one of our home drinks of choice is a ‘Summertime Mule’ which is a summer twist on the traditional Moscow mule and utilizes strawberries and basil!

For this recipe you will need:
• 2 ounces of vodka
• 4-5 medium sized strawberries
• 5 basil leaves
• ¾ ounce of fresh squeezed lime juice
• Crushed ice
• 2-3 ounces of ginger beer

Start off by muddling the strawberries and basil together with the help of lime juice. When they are muddled enough, you are ready to add the vodka and ice to the shaker. Shake for 30 seconds then strain into your classic copper mule mug that is filled with ice. All that is left for the perfect summer mule is to top with ginger beer and enjoy!


For those rum lovers, this is the drink for you! A Bikini Martini is a summer essential and can be made in just five minutes.

For this recipe you will need:
• 4 oz of coconut rum
• 4 oz of pineapple juice
• 2 oz of vodka
• Ice
• 1 oz of grenadine
• Maraschino cherries for garnish
• Pineapple wedge for garnish

Begin by combining your coconut rum, pineapple juice, vodka, and ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake it up until the drink is chilled. Strain into martini glasses and pour ½ oz of grenadine into each drink. Garnish with your cherries and pineapple wedge and you are ready to get the party started!


There are many reasons why Summer is our favorite season and the specialty drinks that come with it are definitely at the top of our list. The Capstone appreciates the timeless tastes of happy hour cocktails and invites you to indulge in this evening celebration. Learn more about our lifestyle on the riverfront and schedule a tour today!

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