Lemonade is always a refreshing drink. For a grown up version why not try a nice cold glass of a "Rumonade". We found a great recipe courtesy of a local distillery. Below is a copy !
Rumonade (Courtesy Turkey Shore Distilleries)
- 2 ounces Old Ipswich White Cap Rum
- 4 mint leaves
- Splash of tonic water
- Splash of cranberry juice
Directions: Muddle mint leaves in the bottom of a tall glass with the back of a spoon. Fill glass 3/4 with rum and lemonade, add tonic and cranberry to taste and stir to combine.
Having a few friends over for a coffee hour this summer? Here is a great ice coffee drink that will have them "buzzing"!
Nutella Instant Iced Coffee — Homemade Mocha Frappuccino
Prep 5 min
4 tablespoons nutella
2 cups chilled milk (we used low fat)
3 tablespoons condensed milk
2 teaspoons instant coffee powder (we used Nestle)
3 teaspoons vanilla essence
3 teaspoons sugar, or to taste½ cup ice cubes
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and frothy. Pour into glasses and dust lightly with ground coffee, if you like.
If you like an extra cold drink, pour iced coffee into glasses filled with more ice—ideally, coffee ice cubes for stronger coffee flavor, and leisurely sipping. To make coffee ice cubes, brew 1 ½ teaspoon coffee in 1 cup hot water, add sugar to taste. Freeze in ice-cube tray. Enjoy!
Now that we have some fun drinks to try we thought of some fun and practical ways for you to keep them cool while you serve them! One very versatile container for drinks is a canning jar or jelly jar. They are easily found in most department store for a fair price. If you are hosting a party, a colored ribbon can be tied at the mouth of the jar to carry out your color theme as well. Hosts can also make beverages ahead of time in the jars,seal with the cover and chill on ice. This will help save time and monitor the amount of alcohol being served.