Drinkify. Raspberry Lemon Iced Tea | Playful Cooking. This summer, probably for the first time, I am missing the Indian Monsoon. The rain, the smell of sand after first rain, getting drenched and especially, eating crispy pakodas with hot masala tea by the window while watching raindrops wash away the heat. It hasn’t rained here for so many months now that I have even forgotten when it rained last. Some days, it gets cloudy in the morning but by the afternoon, it’s a clear cheerful sky.
I hate to complain because nothing makes me happier than waking up to a sunny summer morning however, a little shower now and then would have been nice. So while I wait for the heat to cool down, I am trying my hands on every summer drink possible. One of our favorites is Raspberry Lemon Iced Tea and we have been having them a lot these days. For all my friends who don’t like tea, you know what you can call this beverage by omitting the tea – raspberry lemonade! The best part about this drink is that it can be made in advance. Ingredients For the syrup Notes. Cranberry Raspberry Lime Iced Tea | Better with Cake. » Holiday Mocktails with Spoon Fork Bacon :: The Juice Stand – Lilly Pulitzer Fashion Blog. Not a week goes by without a hungry, mid-afternoon visit to Spoon Fork Bacon where we drool over Jenny & Teri’s creations, regret that we visited on an empty stomach and then swear we’re going to whip up whatever concoction they’ve created that. very. weekend.
Well when we kicked off our Life’s a Party, Dress Like It yearly theme, we’ll admit we didn’t almost call it “Life’s a Party, Eat Like it, but we did discuss the importance of having sweets & savories front & center during our Year of the Party. Lilly herself was always the most colorful of entertainers, inviting friends to party with her poolside or dine with her in the garden and she always had a bountiful spread. She often put the guests to work creating the feasts! The ladies at SFB were inspired by Lilly’s recipe for Cranberry-Orange Ginger Ale Punch to create an equally tantalizing libation of Cranberry, Tangerine, Rosemary Cream Soda. Cranberry, Tangerine, Rosemary, and Cream Soda Mocktails Makes 4 1. 2.
Iced Tea Sangria. Refreshing brewed iced tea is combined with wine and seasonal fruit for a perfect party drink. This weekend I’ll be hosting my first official house party. I’m quite excited but also nervous. I decided to make everything myself, which is a daunting task as I’ve never prepared a meal for so many people before. I’ve been racking my brain, my recipe index and my pinterest boards for inspiration for dishes. There’s about a million things I’d like to do, but I know I physically just won’t have the time. One item I plan on serving is Iced Tea Sangria. I recently was sent some complimentary samples from Art of Tea. I love sangrias, and this twist by adding iced tea is so delicious. For other refreshing drink ideas like Thai Iced Tea, Watermelon Quencher, Sorbet Champagne Cocktails, Milkshakes and more, check out my drink recipe collection. Ingredients: Note: If you use honey, heat it in the microwave for a few seconds so that it dissolves in the sangria easier.
Directions: Did you make this recipe? Pink Watermelon Lemonade Slushies. Happy Tuesday! It feels like Monday, but… it’s Tuesday!! Love long weekends. Especially the Memorial Day weekend. Memorial Day marks the return of things like running barefoot, sipping lemonade and chomping down on cold watermelon. The weather was horrible Saturday and Sunday, but Memorial Day… was perfect. I’ll definitely take it. So, I cut up my first watermelon over the weekend. Ahh wait, now that I think about it, it was actually my second. What’s a hot summer day without a glass of freezing cold lemonade? A not so fun one if you ask me. No, but in all seriousness, growing up I never liked any kind of sugary drinks. Except in the summer. In the summer, my brothers and I would make giant batches of pink lemonade. When temperatures would get really hot, we would break out the blenders and make slushies. It’s just ice and lemonade, but it was the best thing to us. So that is what I made today.
Except this time I left out the Country Time and made things way better. Ingredients Instructions. 3 Party-Perfect Sangria Recipes. When it comes to pitchers of drinks, few make us as happy as a jug full of sangria. With the end of summer in sight, we knew we could count on Club W’s amazing Tastemakers for a delicious new recipe or two. We asked Whitney Adams, the wine blogger and sommelier, and Claire Thomas, creator of The Kitchy Kitchen, to share three delicious sangria concoctions. The result? We were all too eager to try each pitcher. Whether you’re looking to whip up a batch for your next pool day, BBQ, dinner party or any other summertime get-together, one of these is sure to find your fancy. Apple Mint Sangria Whitney’s pick of a light-bodied Pinot Noir adds an addition of cherry flavor to Claire’s classic mix of apples and pears. – 1/2 cup brown sugar – 1/2 cup water – 3 bottles light, fruity red wine (like Gamay, Beaujolais or Pinot Noir) – 2 Pink Lady apples, cored and sliced – 1 large Asian pear, cored and sliced – 1 bunch fresh mint, leaves removed and roughly torn 1. 2. 1. 2.
Pear Sangria. More from the family party this weekend. My mom wanted to make a cocktail but she wanted it to be kinda light and fun and springy. We both decided that sangria would be a good fit. Not the more heavy red sangria, but a lighter white sangria cut with soda water. She didn't trust me to just throw a bunch of awesome into a punch bowl, especially after spending lots of cash at the liquor store, so we followed a Rachael Ray recipe.
We used pears in the recipe instead of peaches because the peaches didn't look so good at the store. Sugar and some Calvados(apple liquor). Yum. This sat overnight to let the flavors meld. The next day it was a little too dry and strong so my mom added some ginger ale. At the last minute she made these cool ice cubes with fruit punch for a garnish. So tasty. This recipe. Sangria Perea Recipe : Guy Fieri. Strawberry-Pink Grapefruit Rose Sangria Recipe : Bobby Flay. Very Berry Lemon Water - Songbirds and Buttons. Lavender Lemonade. Yes I know it’s Fall, but the weather is still absolutely gorgeous and lemonade tastes great during any season! There just so happens to be tons of gorgeous lavender growing outside my house and when I came across this recipe on one of my favorite design blogs (while looking for decorating ideas to pin…duh) I knew I just had to make it!
Of course I did color the water a bit, just to make it pretty, but you can’t taste the coloring at all (I promise!) And it’s definitely not necessary. I simply mixed 1/4 cup water with one drop of blue coloring with one drop of red and voila! A stunning purple color that I just added into the pitcher. I just LOVE making homemade lemonade the old fashioned way and chose to cut the sugar in half and use raw agave nectar as an additional sweetener. If I do say so myself. Ingredients 2 cups water 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup agave nectar (or honey) 3 Tbsp dried lavender 2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice 4 cups water 1 lemon, sliced (for garnish) Instructions. Feast Your Eyes on…Flavored Water!
I’ve always liked drinking my water with a slice or two of lemon–that extra little touch of flavor just makes water more appealing to me. There are a lot of other ways you can flavor water naturally. You can get really creative with it! Here are some ideas… Add a slice of your favorite citrus to a tall glass of ice water…try lemon, lime, or orange slices. Or combine them…slices of lemon and lime…orange and lime…or try all three together! Fresh mint is always a great addition to a glass of ice water.Combine lemon slices with fresh herbs in your water…try lemon with mint, rosemary, thyme, or sliced ginger root.Cucumbers are great in water, too! NOTE: I usually drink my flavored water the same day I make it…I think it tastes best that way.
If you’re wanting to make a pitcher of flavored water, you basically just slice or chop up some fresh fruit, cucumbers, or herbs and place in a pitcher, add cold water and chill several hours. Place cucumber and melons in a glass pitcher and add water. Mommy & the Monsters: Raspberry Lime Flavored Water. In an effort to get healthier, I am trying my hardest to drink more water. Unfortunately, I cannot stand water!
I hate the fact that it has no taste and honestly, I’d prefer to have a good ole diet coke! With that said, I have been reading all over the place of people making their own flavored water and decided to give it a try. Well what a nice surprise! It’s really honestly good! I leave a jug of it on my counter or in the fridge throughout the day and that’s all I’ll drink. I’ve increased my water intake greatly. Raspberry Lime Water Ingredients: 1 pint of raspberries 2 limes Ice Directions: Slice the limes thin and add to a large pitcher. With the end of a wooden spoon gently crush the raspberries and limes to release some of the juices.
Fill the pitcher with ice and then fill with filtered water to the top. Hint: The longer you let it sit, the better it tastes! Enjoy! ~Nikki. 8 Recipes for fruit flavored water. It is ACTUALLY starting to feel like spring out there! And that means that summer is right around the corner! It’s so important to stay hydrated throughout these warm upcoming months, but it’s something I struggle with. I don’t want to rely on sugary juices to hydrate me, but sometimes plain water is just so boring! Enter: fruit flavored water. No, not the gross unnatural stuff you can buy in the stores. It doesn’t need a whole lot of explanation – just combine 2-3 fruits or herbs, lightly “muddle” them together, and add water! Here’s 8 varieties I drink and love: Mmm that reminds me of my lemon blueberry scones! I had previously just added two fruits together – but I went to an event with strawberry & mint water – and I LOVED it! What a perfect way to dress up water for parties, showers, or just for yourself!
The possibilities are honestly endless – have fun creating different combinations! Like this post? 1. 2. 3. 4. Have you tried flavoring your water with fruit? Related posts: Five simple fucking ingredients in this bitch. Five simple fucking ingredients in this bitch right here. This is some good shit to make when you are feeling bougie as fuck. High-fructose corn syrup? Naw son, I don’t play that.
Hit this with some vodka though, different story. 5 cups of water 1/2 -3/4 cup sugar (yeah, it is fucking lemonade. without the sugar it is just real sour fucking water) 3/4 cup Meyer lemon juice, about 6 lemons (you can just use the regular lemons at the store too, not a dealbreaker) juice of half a lime 4 sprigs of fresh lavender Bring the water to a boil in a medium pot. Makes about 1 quart of chill the fuck out. Make Your Own Detox Drink for Daily Enjoyment & Cleansing. Whether you’re just trying to steer clear of the sugary drinks, or aim to really help your body flush out any toxins lurking in your system, this refreshing blend of foods and flavors will satisfy your tastebuds needs.
Included: Watermelon/cucumber, lemon/lime, mint leaves, and water. Why Watermelon (or cucumber): Watermelon helps the body flush out toxins because it contains the organic compound citrulline, which is an amino acid that has been shown to help the liver and kidneys filter and get rid of ammonia. Ammonia comes in external forms, but is also a by-product of the proteins our bodies are burning up constantly for energy, and it’s quite damaging to our cells. Cucumber also contains citrulline, but not as much as watermelon. Why water: H20 is just plain good for us, but it’s thought that it helps flush nasty toxins and waste through our system, giving organs like the liver and kidney an easier time doing their job.
Watermelon & mint Cucumber & lemon. Flavor Tips DIY Detox Drink. “Holiday Punch. Hudson Valley, New York. December 23, 2009 But do you really need a holiday as an excuse to make a good punch? My brother has been making this for years. It’s quite good. He makes it strong but you can make a mild version. In addition to white wine and rum (not the expensive kind), you’ll need citrus. Which you let macerate in the rum and wine. Now frozen lemonade. And frozen limeade. A little ginger ale… A little club soda. He measured his out because he’s a very precise kind of guy. And then frozen strawberries which get soft and float along with the citrus. And then of course a little taste test is in order. Holiday punch…or Tuesday punch, whenever you’re in the mood. Ingredients 1 bottle rum 1 bottle white wine 3 cups club soda 2 cups ginger ale Citrus fruit, sliced 1 container frozen lemonade 1 container frozen limeade 3 cups frozen strawberries Ice Instructions Place all ingredients in a large punch bowl and stir to mix.
Watermelon Vodka Rickeys. If I were to become as committed to the world of drinks as the universe of food, I’d choose to obsess over cocktails. I don’t have the encyclopedic memory needed to become an expert in wine. I’ll drink pretty much any beer from Bud to double bocks, which makes me far too un-picky to be a true aficionado. Cocktails it is!
I love how every mixed drink arrives at cocktail hour with a saga: a bartender who invented it, an era that characterized it, a group of people who loved it and sipped it and only it every night. I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be exploring these stories and sharing recipes for cocktails over the next few months, thanks to Stoli Vodka, sponsor of my new Cocktail Hour series. As you follow along here, I hope you’ll also check out Stoli’s facebook page and twitter feed, and visit the Taste channel over at ORGNL.TV, which celebrates one-of-a-kind places, people, experiences–and food. And now, here’s the story behind the rickey. Came out. Savor Stoli Responsibly. Rose Sangria Spritzer Recipe : Bobby Flay. Spiced Iced Tea Recipe. Tropical Sangria Recipe : Bobby Flay.
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