REFRESHMENTS FOR YOUR OUTDOOR ENTERTAINMENT
PINEAPPLE COCONUT WATER
The secret is real pineapple juice. You can get the juice using a juice extractor, blender or Vitamix, or a food processor. We also just love the bright yellow color of this fragrant, nonalcoholic drink.Strawberry Basil Lemonade.
STRAWBERRY BASIL LEMONADE
Five and Spice is one of our absolute favorite cooking blogs. Blogger Emily Vikre is co-founder of Vikre Distillery, an award-winning micro-distillery in Duluth, MN. She also has a master’s in nutrition and a PhD in food policy. Basically, she makes killer drinks, including this strawberry basil lemonade.
PINEAPPLE COCONUT SPRITZER
Tropical and delicious, this pineapple coconut spritzer from food blogger Sweet and Savory by Shinee is naturally sweetened with pineapple and orange juice. We love the addition of club soda, making it a bubbly thirst-quencher.
BLACKBERRY MINT JULIP
A simple syrup, fresh blackberries, a few sprigs of mint, a shot of bourbon. Also known, as heaven in a glass. Blogger Miss in the Kitchen claims her blackberry mint julip recipe will “blow your cocktail-loving mind.”
CRANBERRY SANGRIA PUNCH
Put all your fresh summer fruit to use with this cranberry sangria punch from Iowa Girl Eats. It’s simple to make too – just mix champagne wine-soaked winter fruits and finish with a splash of orange juice.
CHEERS to SUMMER TIME!