Grab a Drink and Sit on a Porch

We pulled up to our villa in Mexico and noticed we had a front porch with lots of shade. It actually resembled a stoop, something like you’d see in a city. There’s a few steep steps leading up to the front door and our neighbor’s villa even had some chairs on theirs.Front porch Stoop in Mexico

It was an awesome stoop to sit on in the afternoon and watch the afternoon’s mushy waves roll on in. I liked sitting up there because the houses we have down in the south don’t come with a stoop. They generally have a front porch, sometimes even as big as the one on Forest Gump’s house.

One afternoon Adam and I just sat and drank on the stoop. It was neat because it’s something neither of us is used to doing. Aside from not having a stoop here in Florida, we rarely get to just sit and hangout. We live together, but our schedules are so opposite that when we hardly get to see each other and hangout.

I think stoops, front porches, and back porches are kind of cool like that. They offer a different place for friends and family to slow down. They also offer a place for everyone to congregate around.

Back porches are also a big deal in the south. Go to a backyard in the south and you’re likely to find a stainless steel grill (or smoker) sitting there along with some chairs and a table. Show up at the right time and you might even find a cooler filled with beer and wine coolers.

While I was in North Carolina with my mom last week, visiting family and hanging out, my cousin and cousin-in law invited us over for a cook out with my aunt, uncle, and other cousins. They had just finished a lot of big projects: swing, fire pit, and a back porch loaded with a three-burner grill and table and chairs.

Everyone gathered round, drink in hand and just hung out. We played some corn hole, swung on the swing, and my uncle even let me fly one of his drones.Drone Flying

Side note: Drone flying is addicting.

I think it’s about time we all get together on a porch or stoop, grab a drink and hangout. Because hanging out’s fun. Don’t worry if you don’t have a porch or stoop, find a friend that has a porch or stoop and hangout with them. Just remember to show up with beer.

Cayman Jack Margarita: Crafted by the Journey

After a fun surf session or even a day on the trails, most weekend warriors just want to crack open a cold one and recount what went down during their adventure. I’ll admit, there are times I kind of wish I had a cocktail, but I don’t want to mix a cocktail when I could easily crack open a cold one and hangout with my friends.

That’s when I reach for a Cayman Jack.Cayman Jack Twist Off Top

Cayman Jack’s a ready-to-serve, hand-crafted margarita, in a bottle and with a quick twist of the cap, I’m able to enjoy a drink that’s made with authentic ingredients.

Cayman Jack touts they don’t make a good margarita, anyone can do that, they make the best margarita that’s Crafted by the Journey. They only createtheir margaritas with organic limes from Colima, Mexico, 100% blue agave nectar straight from Jalisco, Mexico, and they had to go all the way down to South-Central Brazil to find the best cane sugar. When you’re touting that you’ve got the best margarita out there, it only makes sense to use the best ingredients.

I like it because it’s a communal drink. You know how most guys prefer beer and most girls prefer wine? My friends and I all like Cayman Jack’s taste because it’s got a little bit of sweetness to make the ladies happy with a little bit of tartness to satisfy the tough taste buds most guys have.Relaxing by the pool with a Cayman Jack, Weekend Warrior Style

After a long day of adventures, we’re starving and take the term “hangry” to a whole new level. Tacos are a staple for me, not sure why, but I crave some spicy tacos after a long day and those pair perfectly with a Cayman Jack. It cools of that spice kick and the hint of key-lime tastes great with some spicy guacamole because spicy guacamole is the only guacamole worth having–am I right?

It’s a communal drink, I said that already, and what kind of party’s more communal than a barbecue? Everyone hanging around outside while a select few grill some brats or smoke a rack of ribs. A Cayman Jack’s a perfect compliment to any barbecue and your friends will be even more stoked to see you when you open up your cooler filled with hand-crafted margaritas in a bottle.Grillin' with Cayman Jack, Weekend Warrior Style

Cince de Mayo’s coming up next week and whether you’re going to a party, hosting a party, or just keeping it low key, you ought to have a Cayman Jack in your hand at some point during the day. If you really want to class it up a bit, you could pour your Cayman Jack into a glass on the rocks with coarse salt around the rim and add a key lime. Personally, I think it tastes great out of the bottle and best when you’re with a couple friends.

Photos: Adam Fricke Photography

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cayman Jack. The opinions and text are all mine.

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