South Padre Island


There are obvious perks of making a weekend trip home like spending the weekend beach-side, being showered with love by parents who miss me, and getting to watch the beautiful South Padre Island sunsets first hand.

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South Padre Island



However, one of my favorite things about going home is getting to taste test the newest concoctions my dad is always eager to share. This summer, our family favorite was his latest cocktail recipe he calls, “Your Padre’s Twisted Strawberry Lemonade.”



  • 2 oz White hat Rum from Austin Texas.  (but you can use any white rum)
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • Strawberries
  • Ice


Muddy 5 strawberries in a jigger. Add rum, simple syrup, lemon juice, & ice.  Shake vigorously for 30 seconds, frost should form on outside of jigger.  Strain into glass filled with ice and drink.


Enjoy a refreshing summer drink before this hot season fades away.