Friday, June 29, 2012

**Summer Drinks**

My family is coming this weekend and I'm so excited!  To be a good host, you have to have lots of drink options. In addition to the usual water, juice, beer, and lemonade, here are some fun things I am going to whip up during the week.

In my opinion, things taste better when they are served creatively! You could cut up a fast food cheeseburger and put them on a skewer for an appetizer party and I would think they are the best things in the world. So here are some fun ways to make your drinks stand out (even if it's nothing special :)  Click on 'source' for the recipe.
  • Place drinks in mason jars, seal the lid, and keep in a rustic tub of ice
  • Garnish with fresh mint, lemons, limes, or pieces of fresh fruit
  • Freeze fruit, herbs, or edible flowers into ice cubes
  • Serve drinks in huge canisters or buckets with a ladle
  • Dip the rims of the glasses into colored sugar or salt
  • Thread fruit of veggies on skewers and place in drink
  • Serve with old-fashioned striped straws or cute umbrella straws
Super EASY Sangria
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 Raspberry Beer Cocktail
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Blackberry Margarita
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Fresh Melon Quenchers
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Lemon Water (an everyday favorite of mine)
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Festive 4th of July Cocktail
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What are your favorite summer drinks?

5 comments:

Kathy A Delightsome Life said... Best Blogger Tips

You're a great hostess! I am sure they'll just love it! I'd love the lemon water please!
Have a great weekend,
Kathy

Barefoot in Blue Jeans said... Best Blogger Tips

Ohh, those drinks look really good and refreshing. Have fun with your family.
Tammy

DIY Show Off said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for sharing, Coley! I love a cold mojito but ice tea (non alcoholic! lol) is usually my summer favorite. ;) It's been so hot that water has been the drink of the day though.

Have a happy 4th!

Val said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm thirsty just thinking about the awesome drinks.

Melissa Bender said... Best Blogger Tips

This just made me thirsty!