Saturday, March 9, 2013

Too hot to handle...


With temperatures soaring to a scorching 40 degrees Celsius this week, I couldn't resist but share these looooovely images with you !!

A gallon of freshly made lemonade in a chic glass beverage dispenser with a cork lid.



On a wicker pedestal....

My love for Mason Jars only multiplied many folds when I saw these beauties!!!!

I could dive right in.....!!!!
i am coveting these mason jar mugs ;-)

Spoilt for choice....???
rustic chalkboard tags.
Glass, acrylic, ceramic dispensers with wrought iron, wicker, wooden pedestals....lot to choose from.

 Check out for some interesting offers at Pottery Barn...!!

Tear-drop drink dispenser from Anthropologie

Ginger ale, lemonade, sangria, sherbets, punches, slushies, smoothies, anything you wish to guzzle this summer...these dispensers seem so perrrrrfect!!

Chilled Beer, Served Here ;-))



Add some colour to your outdoor parties with these striking red or lime green Ceramic dispensers with glass lids.

Matka (pot) shaped glass dispenser with plastic spigot.....Desi ishtyle!
Fill it up with some Kokum Sherbet or use it for your Paani puri /Gol Guppa mix.


Having talked so much about sweltering summers and super drink dispensers let me share a few simple refreshing summer drinks to put into them as well!:-)
Water melons are a plenty this season, so you could try this simple recipe below.

Watermelon Cooler
(serves 9)
Ingredients
3 cups coarsely chopped & de-seeded watermelon
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup lightly packed fresh mint leaves
2 cups white grape juice
1 teaspoon freshly shredded lime peel
3/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/2 inch ginger
4 cups club soda, chilled
fresh mint sprigs
watermelon wedges or balls

Directions
Place watermelon and ginger in a blender or food processor.
Blend until smooth and strain the puree with a fine mesh sieve.Discard pulp.
In a large bowl combine sugar and mint.Slightly crush the mint leaves with the back of a spoon.
Add the grape juice, lime juice, lime peel, water melon puree, stirring well until the sugar is dissolved.
Stir in the club soda.
Serve in glasses over ice.
Garnish with fresh mint sprigs and water melon wedges or balls.
Enjoy!!


Fruit Ice Mocktail
(serves 9)
Ingredients
250 ml fresh orange juice
250 ml cranberry juice
125 ml fresh lemon juice
1 litre sparkling water

Directions
Pour the orange, cranberry and lemon juice into separate ice cube trays and freeze.
When frozen place a mixture of each juice cube into tall glasses and pour sparkling water.
Serve immediately.

Easy Orange Lime Slushie
Ingredients
1 orange peeled and chopped
1 lime peeled and chopped
12 ice cubes

Directions
In a blender combine oranges, lime and ice cubes.
Blend it until smooth.
Refrigerate for 5-10 minutes.
Pour into glasses and serve.



Images from Pottery Barn, Anthropologie, Amazon, West Elm, NapaStyle.
Recipes from allrecipes.com
tarladalal.com



warm wishes,
AFHS.


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