Summer Cool Off!

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

serve cold

 

Bourbon smash

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

 

Raspberry Champagne

two raspberries

splash of Chambord liquor

fill glass with chilled Champagne

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