Saturday, July 5, 2014

Make It A Double | Chow

Happy 4th of July weekend everybody!! I hope you all are having a fun safe time celebrating our independence :) I spent the most part of the day yesterday lighting fireworks and spending time with friends out in the country. The only thing that would have made it better was having a nice cold drink in my hand! I've been really into finding new drinks for the summer since this is about the only time of year that it's acceptable to eat fruit breakfast, lunch and dinner. So I decided that I wanted to share some of my new favs with you!! Drink up! XO

Pineapple Coolers
  • 4 cups pineapple chunks, chilled
  • 1 1/2 cups ice
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup rum
  1. Blend all ingredients together until smooth.
  2. Garnish with a pineapple round, lime wedge, and sprig of mint!
  3. For a sweeter drink, add in simple syrup!

Strawberry Lime Agua Fresca
Recipe from Tacos, Tortas, and Tamales. Makes about 6 cups.
  • 1 lb. fresh strawberries, hulled
  • juice from 2 limes (about 1/3 cup)
  • 1/3 c. sugar
  • 4 c. water
  • ice

  • Add strawberries, lime juice, sugar, and water to a blender and blend until completely pureed and smooth. Pour through a strainer into a large pitcher, pressing the fruit pulp to get as much juice out if it as possible. Skim the foam off the top of the pitcher and discard. Taste the juice and add more lime or sugar to taste if necessary. Cover the pitcher and refrigerate until chilled. Stir before serving, then serve over ice, with a slice of lime and a fresh strawberry for garnish.

Watermelon Spritzer

              1/2 cup pureed watermelon
              Sparkling water, seltzer or lemonade
              Crushed Ice
              Slices of Lime

In a blender, puree watermelon and simple syrup (to make sorbet). Put into the freezer until frozen. Remove when you are ready to put your drink together. First add the puree into your glass... Top up with ice and add the lime slices. Lastly, add the sparkling water, seltzer or lemonade. Decorate with a small slice of watermelon.

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