TIP OF THE DAY: Glam Your Homemade Lemonade

August 20th is National Lemonade Day (National Watermelon Day is August 3rd). If the only lemonade you drink comes from a bottle, you’ve never experienced real lemonade (We give a waiver to Mike’s Hard Lemonade, a line of carbonated, flavored malt liquor drinks in a dozen or so flavors. It’s not lemonade per se, but…
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RECIPE: Peach Iced Tea

A couple of days ago, we presented peach drinks with alcohol. Today, we have a favorite recipe for all, peach iced tea. You can make this recipe anytime with frozen peaches; but there is nothing better than puréeing ripe, luscious summer peaches. Keep an eye out for “specials” at the store: peaches have achieved peak…
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FOOD FUN: Watermelon Iced Tea

[1] Basic watermelon iced tea, recipe below (photo courtesy Republic Of Tea). [2] Watermelon-pomegranate green iced tea. Here’s the recipe from Watermelon.org. [3] Fresh herbs and watermelon are a delightful pair. Here’s a recipe for Watermelon Basil Iced Tea from The Candid Appetite.   It’s a magical August day here: lower-than-average temperature, low humidity. It’s…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Agua Fresca, The Latin American Cooler

[1] Turn your favorite fruits into agua fresca (photo courtesy and recipe chart below Good Eggs). [2] If you can borrow a tap dispenser, it’s more convenient than pitchers (photo courtesy Flavor & The Menu).   It’s heading above 90 degrees and humid here for the next few days, and we’re planning enough cool drinks…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make Flavored Ice Cubes

Today’s tip is to make flavored ice cubes. They’re the easiest way to add dazzle to everyday drinks, be they club soda, juice, soft drinks, mocktails or cocktails. We have long made “party ice cubes” that deliver big impact with no effort beyond freezing a liquid in an ice cube tray. The benefits of flavored…
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