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Watermelons: Nature's Keg

Watermelons: Nature's Keg
Still pumping your watermelons full of rum? What is this, summer camp? It’s time to grow up and start converting your watermelons into kegs. The instructions for the Watermelon Keg come from none other than the National Watermelon Promotion Board—which surprisingly is an actual thing. Essentially you slice off a thin layer from the bottom end, slice open the top, scoop out the meat (or liquefy with booze), and jam a spigot in the front. Materials Instructions Wash the watermelon under cool running water and pat dry.On a cutting board, place the watermelon on its side and cut off 1/4”-1/2” from both ends, being careful not to cut too deep into the white part of the rind. Related:  Drinks & PartyRustling up some Beverages

S'moretini Shooters Me again. Here to convince you that you need yet another trendy, insanely-flavored bottle of booze. I do what I can. I know what you’re thinking. Well… not technically. You seriously don’t want to see our liquor cabinet. But don’t blame me. Don’t mind my fingerprints. I also like my marshmallows charred. I roast them ’til they’re flaming. The good news is that this world seriously CANNOT come up with another vodka flavor that I will have to run out and immediately purchase. [Right.] The best part? People go nuts. And for those of you that don’t like alcohol, don’t consume alcohol, or are underage… you can totally make virgin versions of these with chocolate fudge on the bottom, some chocolate milk (maybe even whipped with marshmallow fluff? You. S’moretini Shooters makes 1 (2 ounce) shooter, easily multiplied 1/2 ounce marshmallow vodka (or vanilla, whipped cream or cake flavored vodka) 1/2 ounce Godiva chocolate liqueur 1/4 ounce Bailey’s Irish Cream liqueur 3/4 ounce cream/half and half

The Best Lemonade You've Ever Had A deeply ingrained love of lemonade starts in childhood. Something about scrawling “Lemonade” on a poster board, throwing together a makeshift stand, and pestering each passing car to buy a cup of hand-squeezed lemonade carves out a special place in our hearts for this beverage. There’s nothing like sipping lip-pursing, icy-cool lemonade -- preferably through a striped straw -- to bring back memories of carefree afternoons and summer sunshine. More: Your other childhood favorites, all grown up. In this video, our editor Kenzi shares a trick for the ultimate glass of tart, sweet lemonade. Video shot and produced by Todd Coleman. What's your favorite way to make lemonade? Follow sarah jampel A student of English, a lover of raisins, a user of comma splices. Past articles from this author you'll love:

Chocolate Chip Lava Cookies I am so in love with these darn chocolate lava cookies! What is it about a warm, gooey chocolate chip cookie stuffed with decadent, rich, melted chocolate that makes it so irresistible?? Especially when topped with vanilla ice cream. These are one of Kev’s favorite homemade treats, and he usually asks me to make them at least once a week. All you really need for these fabulous cookies is your favorite cookie dough and a bag of chocolate chips. Since these cookies are absolutely gushing with delicious rich chocolate, my favorite chocolate chips for this recipe are the Hersey’s Milk Chocolate chips. Now let’s make some chocolate lava cookies! Place the flattened cookie dough in the bottom of a well-greased standard sized muffin tin. Now for our gooey, rich milk chocolate filling. Lay the Ziploc bag flat in the microwave, spreading out the chocolate chips in a single layer. Cut a small tip off the Ziploc bag and layer over the cookies. Heaven help me. Now here’s how I like my cookies. 1.

Cocktails Inspired by Evolutionary Stages of Pokémon The sophisticated Pokémon trainer demands a beverage that will meet the needs of his or her discerning palate. The Pokémon cocktails developed by the author(s) of the Drunken Moogle blog do just that, with a series that include three separate drinks inspired by each of the evolutionary stages of various pocket monsters. Each series begins with a shot, moves on to a midsize drink served in a tumbler, and then a highball-sized cocktail. It’s notable that each drink builds on the previous, so the Charmeleon contains the ingredients from the Charizard, and so on. The Charmander series looks particularly interesting, partly because it uses the truly excellent Fireball cinnamon whiskey, but also because you can light them on fire. Read on below to get the recipes for this and other intriguing Pokémon cocktails, but remember: Pokémon masters always drink responsibly. (The Drunken Moogle via Geekologie)

The 10 Ultimate Juice and Smoothie Recipes You Need in Your Life Whether you are looking for a detox, a filling breakfast, or just a delicious drinkable recipe we have you covered with this guide for all juice and smoothie occasions. By Annelise McAuliffe Shutterstock: stockcreations We may like ramen more than hunger-inducing juice cleanses, but sometimes a great juice recipe can get you through a day or perk you up after a tough workout. Dive into this quick guide of liquid gems. The Detox Shutterstock: Boiarkina Marina The Juice: Get your body’s junk to the curb with this simple, three-ingredient juice of ginger, lemons, and apples. The Smoothie: This thicker green goddess bring brewed tea into the mix to help with digestion and incorporate antioxidants. The Hangover Cure The Juice: While chasing away a hangover with another drink may be more fun in theory, but here is better option to get you rehydrated and back in the game. The Sweet Shutterstock: Olha Afanasieva

Watermelonade Recipe at photo by Roland Bello yield Makes 1 gallon (serves 16) active time 30 min total time 30 min You would be hard-pressed to find something more refreshing than watermelon. Garnish: lemon slices; mint sprigs Preparation Cut watermelon flesh into 2-inch chunks and discard rind. Cooks' note: Watermelonade can be made 1 day ahead and chilled, covered. Jello shots without the trash Ingredients: Strawberries (the biggest ones you can find) Strawberry jelly powder Creme de cacao Vodka Chocolate chips (optional) Wash the strawberries and pick out the nicest ones. You will need about 3 boxes worth of strawberries for 2 cups of jello. Cut off the bottoms so the strawberries can stand up but be careful to not make holes for the jello to leak out. For chocolate dipped strawberries, melt the chocolate chips in the microwave on low heat and then dip each strawberry in the melted chocolate. Mix 1 cup of boiling water and the jelly powder.

Grapefruit Green Smoothie I don’t know about you guys, but when I find something I like I generally stick to it. The good thing about that is I get really good at making whatever that thing is. For instance, my favorite green smoothie. On the flip side, staying the course has its downsides as I rarely want to branch out and try something new. With a brand new year in front of us, I’m resolving to step out of my comfort zone and try new things. I knew I wanted to incorporate grapefruit since it’s in season and has always been one of my favorites fruits. Not to mention, grapefruit is extra good for you this time of year with plenty of immune-boosting Vitamin C to help ward off colds, lycopene, and free-radical fighting antioxidants. This smoothie is simple, requiring just 5 ingredients and 10 minutes. In addition to health benefits from the grapefruit, it also has plenty of potassium and fiber from banana and apple, which add a creamy, natural sweetness I adore. I think you guys are going to love this smoothie! Notes

Jello Shots! This Post is ALL Mandi. I think she has had a few of these this morning so disregard her grammar and over excitement. See ya next week! - Dan I love jello shots. if you know me personally then you have most likely had my jello shots at least once because ill take pretty much any excuse to make them. jello + alcohol = awesome Now when I first tell people about my obsession with jello shots I think they immediately flash back to some college party where there were two types of jello shots: green with a handle of ten dollar vodka and yellow with a handle of ten dollar rum. The basic method is as follows: boil one cup of water, add one packet of jello, mix two minutes (don't skimp on this it will be grainy!) My basic tools. bowl and spoon for mixing, flat measuring cup for easy measuring of liquids, ladle and spouted measuring cup for filling. I get these little cups at a restaurant supply store. "margarita" this one can only be done as a double because it has two alcohols.

Drink recipes: 32000 mixed drink alcohol cocktail recipes Immunity Boosting Orange Berry Smoothie | Little Leopard Book Welcome to that post-holiday-winter-cold-season-yuckiness that’s happening right now! It’s going around and it seems like there’s no stopping it… oh, but there is! I started feeling that dreaded cold coming on after New Years so I vowed to stay in and down as many healthy, immunity-boosting beverages as possible! Within 24 hours, I was feeling 100% again! One of my creations during this weekend of hibernation was this Immunity Boosting Orange Berry Smoothie! Vitamins A, C & K are all packed with antioxidant boosting powers, which is why I packed them all into this smoothie! The smoothie has 34% of your daily value of Vitamin A, 216% of Vitamin C (the powerhouse of immunity boosting vitamins!) It’s also filled with vitamins D, E and B12, as well as iron and calcium! I added Beaming’s Superfood Smoothie Blend to give this smoothie an extra boost of goodness. It’s packed with 15 nutritious superfoods filled with amino acids, vitamins and essential enzymes, all drawn from the earth! Ingredients