Thursday, June 13, 2013

Put A Little Umbrella In Your Drink

I was hooked on little paper umbrellas by the age of 8. 

My parents would bring them home after an evening out for my sister and I. We liked to collect the umbrellas and use them when we played "house" with our dolls.
I was surprised to discover there is a website called Put A Little Umbrella In Your Drink.

Make life more fun and serve drinks with paper umbrellas and slices of fruit.  With the launch of summer these drink recipes can get you off to a festive start.   
Just Peachy Sangria
serves 5-6
  • 1 bottle of white wine
  • 1 cup peach schnapps
  • 1/2 cup frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • 2 nectarines, sliced
  • 1 cup red or green grapes (freeze grapes for several hours before adding  to drink)
  • Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher
  • Cover and chill at least 2 hours-add frozen grapes
Frozen Strawberry Mojito
Cook's note: Serve the drink in a pint jar is a fun twist
  • 1 can frozen limeade, thawed
  • 1/2 can rum (use limeade can)
  • 2 cups frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 can water
  • muddled mixture of fresh mint and pulp of two limes
Use blender on high to mix all ingredients
Peach Smoothie
  • 2 cups fresh orange juice
  • 1 cup peach Greek yogurt
  • 2 cups frozen sliced peaches
  • 2 TB. honey or 1 TB.sugar
Use blender on high
Cherry Margarita
  • 1-1/2 oz. cherry vodka
  • 1/2 oz. triple sec
  • 1 oz. lime juice
  • 2 oz. cherry juice
  • splash grenadine 
  • Crush ice in blender to equal 2 cups
  • Add in ingredients and blend till smooth

June Bug
link source:BHG
  • 3 cups ginger ale 
  • 4 TB. grenadine
  • 4 TB. orange juice
  • 3 cups orange sherbet
Add all ingredients to blender and blend well

Follow this link for BHG summer beverages 

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