TIP OF THE DAY: Have A Shandy Party

[1] A shandy made with spicy ale (photo courtesy Whole Foods Market). [2] A ginger beer shandy leaves out most of the alcohol (it’s less than .5% ABV) and adds the flavor of ginger. Here’s the recipe from Homemade Hooplah. [3] This Island Shandy from Tommy Bahama uses passion fruit juice instead of lemonade. [4]… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Have A Shandy Party”

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… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Agua Fresca, The Latin American Cooler”

TIP OF THE DAY: Summer Crudités & The History Of The Relish Tray

When we were in college, we first learned that our grandmother’s “relish tray” snacks—carrots, celery sticks, radishes, olives—could be elevated to something our friend Carolyn—who had spent her junior year abroad in Paris—called crudités. At a dinner one day, she served what we now know as an crudités plate, artfully cut and arranged. The French,… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Summer Crudités & The History Of The Relish Tray”

TIP OF THE DAY: Pimm’s Cup, The Classic British Summer Drink

[1] A bottle of Pimm’s No. 1 Cup and an approximation of the original drink, with a Mason jar standing in for the tankard. Here are recipe variations from Brit.co. [2] A modern interpretation, with so much fruit that it rivals sangria. Here are more variations from Chilled Magazine. [3] Here’s the recipe from Joy… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Pimm’s Cup, The Classic British Summer Drink”