Happy Hour Friday: Pump Up Your Pride Cocktail

By: Joe Thompson

When going to a bar on Gay Pride it's important to keep things simple, but when attending a Gay Pride brunch it's nice to mix things up with a fancier cocktail. So why not take two gay favorites—the vodka/cranberry and the Sea Breeze— and create something refreshing, delicious and new?

Fortunately for us (because we're too distracted over what to wear at Chicago Gay Pride this weekend), OUT has created a Summer Entertaining Guide that's loaded with recipes and tips to make entertaining easy.

Here's your first taste: The Cranberry Sea Breeze (with more hunky pictures).

The Cranberry Sea Breeze

CranberrySeaBreeze THE CHILDREN
•1 1/2 ounces Smirnoff® Cranberry Vodka
•2 ounces grapefruit juice
•2 ounces cranberry juice

•1 twist lemon

1. Fill glass with ice
2. Add Smirnoff® Cranberry Vodka, grapefruit juice, and cranberry juice
3. Stir well
4. Garnish with lemon twist

Check out fun party ideas (spiked watermelon, anyone?) and other tips in the Summer Entertaining Guide. With any luck, you can have a guy like this stick around after the weekend. Cheers to that!