Tuesday, June 14, 2016

3 simple summer sippers

Today I have rounded up 3 yummy summer drink recipes for you, that I have collected from my pinterest. These are literally making my mouth water as I am typing and I seriously cannot wait to try each of them!
Grapefruit Salty Dog
Ingredients // 
1/3 cup fresh squeezed grapefruit
2T vodka
course sea salt for rim
grapefruit slice for garnish
cup of crushed ice

Instructions //
wet rim of glass with grapefruit slice and dip in salt
add ice to glass
mix vodka and juice in shaker 
pour into glass

blackberry lemonade
Blackberry Lemonade
Ingredients //
1 C fresh squeezed lemon
1/2C fresh squeezed lime
1t fresh grated lemon peel
3C water
1 C sugar
3+ C blackberries
Instructions //
puree 3C blackberries in blender
in a large pot add water and sugar and heat until reaches a boil
continue to boil
add lemon & lime juice and grated peel
allow the combo to simmer for 1 minute
remove the pot from heat and allow to cool
strain the above mixture into a pitcher
add pureed blackberries to the pitcher
store well
add ice and serve
pour into glasses and garnish w/ lemon wedge & sugar rim and cute straw

4th of july layered shooter
4th of July Firecracker Jell-O-Cups
Ingredients //
1 Blue Jell-O Gelatin (like 3 oz package Berry Blue)
1 Red Jell-O Gelatin (like 3 oz package Cherry)
1 envelope Unflavored Gelatin (like Knox)
1 1/3 cups boiling Water
1 C Milk
1/4 C Sugar
Maraschino Cherries drained

Instructions //

BLUE // If you can find tall shot glasses they will work best, but any clear glass will do

Place blue gelatin in a bowl and add 2/3 cup boiling water
Stir well until dissolved and allow to cool
Fill each cup 1/3 full of blue and place in refrigerator

WHITE // Add 1/3 cup of milk to another bowl and sprinkle unflavored gelatin over top
Heat remaining 2/3 cup of milk to a boil
Remove from heat and stir in sugar to dissolve
Add heated milk to gelatin/milk mixture and stir until blended
Allow to cool
Gently fill all cups the next 1/3 of the way with white mixture and return to refrigerator

RED // Place red gelatin in a bowl and add 2/3 cup boiling water
Stir well until dissolved and allow to cool
Place a cherry on top of each glass and add about 1/4″ of red gelatin to each
Place in refrigerator for 5 minutes
Pull from refrigerator and try to adjust to get stems to point upward

Fill each cup the rest of the way with red and place in refrigerator

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  1. The grapefruit one looks and sounds amazing!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

    1. I tried it this weekend and it was soo yummy!!!! xx