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Friday Favorite 5: Summer Cocktails & Signature Drinks

Cocktails Sign
by Margaret Williams

Let’s discuss a very important matter…summer cocktails! Summer is a great time of year to relax on your patio or rooftop with friends and family and what better way to enhance the experience but with signature drinks!

Or maybe you’re hosting something a little more extravagant this summer, such as an engagement party, bridal shower or wedding. Caterers are more than happy to incorporate 1-2 signature drinks into your bar selection.

We’ve listed a few of our favorites, filled with flavor and gorgeous colors.

The Something Blue Signature Drink

To keep up with tradition, it’s always good luck to have something blue on your wedding day. “The Something Blue” with blueberry vodka.


 

Lavender Lemonade Signature Drink

Lavender Lemonade (spiked or not) is always refreshing. The sprig of lavender adds an extra touch not to mention, a beautifully fragrant aroma.


 

Mango Mojitos Signature Drink

Mango Mojitos pair nicely with a DIY taco bar for your guests. Invite us!


 

Raspberry Sparkler Signature DrinkThe shimmer and pop from a champagne flute is always one of our faves. Mix it up a little by adding some fresh raspberries and pair with a cheese plate. The Raspberry Sparkler.


 

Sparkling Pear Signature Drink

Enjoy a Sparkling Pear with fresh pear garnish.

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Friday Favorite 5: Summer Grilling

This week’s picks include cool grilling tools and yummy recipes for a fun-filled BBQ!

by Margaret Williams

Summertime makes us think of BBQs – one of the best things about summer!  Check out some great grilling tools to add to your arsenal along with some tasty recipes for sliders, grilled dessert and a refreshing cocktail for your next BBQ party.

Williams-Sonoma Himalayan Pink Salt Grilling Block

The beautiful Himalayan pink salt plate offered by Williams-Sonoma adds amazing flavor to meats and seafood.  It can also be chilled and used as a serving platter for fruit, vegetables and more.


 

Sur La Table Squid Bottle Baster

I have to admit that I hate mess while I’m cooking.  The adorable Squid Bottle Baster from Sur La Table helps eliminate sauce drippings when dressing up your grill delectables.


 

Food Network's Hibiscus Tequila Cooler

A summertime party is not complete without a refreshing cocktail.  Try a Hibiscus Tequila Cooler courtesy of Food Network’s Ted Allen.  YUM!


 

Bobby Flay's Sliders with Chipotle Mayonnaise

Bobby Flay’s Sliders with Chipotle Mayonnaise.  Enough said.  I would actually recommend trying these on Hawaiian bread rolls for a touch of sweetness.


 

Food Network's Grilled Summer Fruit

You can always go with the expected grilled dessert: S’mores.  Why not switch it up some and try Warm Plums with Gelato?  This quick and easy recipe along with many other grilled summer fruits are available at FoodNetwork.com.

So…who’s hosting the next BBQ???

Friday Favorite 5: Spring’s Arrival

 

Today’s Friday Favorite 5 for the long-awaited spring arrival

by Kikanza Harris

We’re really starting to feel as if spring is in the air…

Cranberry lemon basil cocktail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add lemons and fresh basil to take your cranberry cocktail into a new season.


Color curated candy bar

We love a color curated candy bar.


Ilava: It Can Be Done tribal necklaces

Tribal necklaces are a great way to accessorize.


Colorful bedding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Give your bedding a bright makeover.


Summer photography tour vacation in leon, nicaragua

A summer photography tour vacation in Leon, Nicaragua, www.travelphotoretreat.com …yes please!

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