As the heat comes into full swing and the days are at there longest I have enjoyed less cooking and more ease when it comes to the kitchen. I have enjoyed some wonderfully refreshing drink recipes in place of long hours making big casseroles or stove stop recipes. we are grilling a lot and let’s be honest doing a lot more salads and crock pot these days.
As a mom, a business launcher, full-time home manager, blogger, and lifestyle coach my life is busy and anything that makes it simpler is my best friend! Thing’s that can stream line things and bring a little fun into this very busy summer I am all for! The moments that are giving me a little time to breathe I’m wanting to gravitate toward some fun drink sprite and refreshing cocktails. I am a water girl thru and thru and hardly deviate from the plain old water in glass – no ice. When I do want something different Im all for going all out and making big batches of it to store or to pass out at a party. Because once again its easier and saves me time! For those who want just want a single glass of something the last two recipes are for you!
I hope you enjoy!
Southern Breeze (from southern living)
1 cup sugar
7 cups water
1 envelope of unsweetened blue raspberry lemonade mix
1 (6 oz) can frozen lemonade
1 (46 oz) can unsweetened pineapple juice, chilled
1 (2 liter) bottle ginger ale
pour first four ingredients in ice cubes freeze.
mix pineapple and gingerly. serve over frozen cubes
Festive Fruit Punch (from a wedding coordinator)
Dissolve 4 cups sugar into six cups of boiling water let cool
Add: 1 cup orange juice
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 large can of pineapple juice
1-2 liters of sprite
puree 4 large bananas or add container of purred strawberries
6 fresh or frozen raspberries, thawed
1 tablespoon sugar
1 small lime wedge
3-4 mint or basil leaves
smash or muddle together in glass
add crushed ice
1/4 cup bourbon
splash of Chambord liquor
fill glass with chilled Champagne