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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Orange Sorbet Mimosas--The Easy Way

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Want a mimosa that is a little bit different for your wedding day brunch or bridal shower? Why not try this Orange Sorbet Mimosa from Thick, lucious, and ice cold, it's perfect for a spring or summer wedding. And if you adapt the recipe to the way I make it, it's simple to make too which adds to it's appeal. makes it by making their own orange sorbet, I make what I call "Lazy Days Orange Mimosa Sorbet" (better known as I purchase the sorbet premade from my local ice cream store. I know, I know, it's not quite as 'gourmet' and I don't have any control over the calories, but when I'm drinking mimosas I don't worry about calories anyway!

Now the most time consuming thing I have to do is scoop the sorbet and open the champagne bottle and pour--this is my idea of an easy and fun drink, and a way to enjoy my time with my guests. If you want to make the Orange Sorbet Mimosa the way they have a recipe for making your own sorbet. Whichever way you make it,  you're guests are sure to enjoy it! Or even if you're just making it for a girls brunch, everyone is sure to be begging for your recipe.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Brides Love Bellinis!

Planning a wedding shower or breakfast? Try these mango bellinis! Yum! They not only look good they taste good too! Sipping one now! Like one?

And if you're on Weight Watchers, they're only 2 pts! Perfect! Click this link for mango bellinis to get the recipe.

Of course if you prefer the peach bellinis or any of the other assorted choices serve those instead!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Rainbow Citrus You Make Yourself

I found these pretty rainbow lemons and limes on Darla Woods' Pinterest page. What  bride and  groom who are looking for a way to add some color to lemonade or fruit juice that isn't a bright color wouldn't love to add these?

 Try these easy to make rainbow color lemons, limes or other citrus fruits. Experiment to get just the colors you want! So cool.

Everyone's drink will stand out by the color of the fruit floating in it or perched on the edge of the glass. Great for a wedding or for a shower! All you have to do is let the citrus soak up your favorite color of food coloring. 

You'll use this trick for your wedding or shower but it's one of those tricks that you'll keep using over and over!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Peach Lemonade Cooler

Peach Lemonade Cooler from Cook Au Vin

Cook Au Vin made this great Peach Lemonade Cooler from some ripe peaches, 1/2C lemonade and the addition of either some of their favorite vodka or champagne. While it's not necessary to add the alcohol, you have the option.

Personally I think I might add some shredded fresh coconut, a shot of coconut cream and use some rum instead of champagne or vodka, but to each their own!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Sassy Pink Lemonade

Pink lemonade is a great option to serve at a wedding or bridal shower. Not too sweet, not too tart, this recipe has a kick with the addition of some vodka.  Make without alcohol if you have a group who either doesn't drink or if you have concerns about people drinking and driving.

Sassy Pink Lemonade adapted from Hungry Girl

6 Cups Club Soda
2 C Cranberry Juice (Ocean Spray)
10 oz Vodka
2 teaspoons powdered sugar free pink lemonade drink mix (like Country Time Pink Lemonade)
8 packets of Sweet n Low
Juice from 4 Lemons
Slices of lemons as needed for garnish

In a glass pitcher mix club soda, cranberry juice, vodka, lemonade powder, Sweet n Low and the juice from 4 lemons and stir well.  Pour out over ice in an Old Fashioned glass. Garnish with slices of lemon or lime.

This drink can be made with lower calories by using low cal cranberry juice and by skipping the vodka all together. For more kick, up the amount of vodka to taste.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Summer's Here and It's Time For Lemonade!

While one of the most popular posts here has been Watermelon Lemonade, I thought I'd link you to my other lemonade ideas, just in case you aren't really into watermelon. (OK, I admit, I don't know too many people who aren't into watermelon, especially if it's seedless!) But I thought you should see what some of your other lemonade options are, as well as some ways to add some dash to your lemonade.

Colorful Lemonades gives you multiple kinds and colors of lemonade to serve at your wedding.  Looking For Non-Alcoholic Drinks For Your Wedding? also gives you great ideas for assorted ades. So if you're planning a lemonade juice bar this is your post!
You might also want to check out the posts about decorating your bottles of lemonade,  Vintage Lemonade Labels For Your Wedding gives you an easy DIY way to upgrade purchased bottles of lemonade, while Summer's Here And Your Drinks Should Reflect It! shows multiple lemonades as well as garnishes. 
Peaches and lemonade? Must admit I'd never thought of the combo until I found this recipe for Peach Lemonade. Strawberry Lemonade was more my personal style (but only until I found all these other options! Now I have a hard time deciding among all the choices!
8 Different Ways To Give Your Lemonade A Boost is just what it says! An informatic that gives you 8 basic ways you can add some zing to your ades, but don't stop there! Add your own personal touches as well.

Strawberry Lemonade Sparklers are made with strawberry infused Svedka vodka, try them out! Great for weddings, picnics or anytime you are looking for a cool drink with a kick. 

Sassy Pink Lemonade is a new recipe that adds some cranberry juice to pink lemonade mix and real lemon juice, and that gets it's kick from some vodka! Try it out!

Use Lavender to Garnish is one of my favorite ways to pump up my lemonade in the summer. It not only looks good, it smells good too! Want your lemonade with a kick? Read Lavender Lemonade, you'll find out how to doctor up your lemonade so it packs a bigger punch.

Visit all the links and design your own personal juice bar to quench the thirst of your summer wedding guests! Lemonades are also great for showers and engagement parties too so be sure to keep the links on hand.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Do You Love Red Velvet Cake?

Do you love red velvet cake? How about a red velvet cake martini? A martini that tastes like cake? Try it, you'll like it!

How to make it?

2 oz. Stoli® Vanil vodka
1oz. Godiva White
1 spoonful Red Velvet Powder
Dash of simple syrup
Dash of heavy cream

Photo from Godiva web site

Shake it up, and strain into a martini glass after you swirl it with white and red chocolate syrups. Quite a sight!

Recipe from: Vegas With Love