Strawberry watermelon cooler
I found this cool recipe on Apple Brides, and it could be just the thing for a garden wedding, as it just sings of refreshment and summertime fun! For a vintage garden wedding, serve up these babies in mason jars for an extra rustic touch.
To whip up a batch that serves 24, you will need:
6 cups of frozen strawberries,
6 cups of fresh watermelon cut into cubes,
6 cups of lime juice,
1 cup of shredded mint,
3 cups of simple syrup or agave nectar,
1 liter of lemon lime soda,
6 cups of light rum
15 cups of ice,
12 whole limes and
24 striped straws, to add in that summertime feel!
Yes, I know that is quite the list, but remember that this recipe serves 24 people!
To whip up your batch, it’s as simple as pushing a blender button. Blend the strawberries, watermelon, lime juice and syrup until the mixture is smooth. Pour the mixture into your mason jars or other glassware, and fill each about one-third of the way full. To each serving, add about 1 tablespoon of fresh shredded mint, 2 ounces of rum, a scoop of ice, and fill the rest of the way with lemon lime soda. Throw in a slice of lime and squeeze a bit over the top for an extra refreshing twist. Then, throw in a delightful striped straw and you are good to serve!
Frozen ginger lemon drop
I found this other frozen beauty on Martha Stewart Weddings. For a serving of eight, you will need about one-quarter cup of lemon juice and superfine sugar to coat your glass rims, frozen ginger lemonade, 2 to 4 cups of vodka and lemon zest curls to use as a garnish.
This cocktail is all about presentation! Dip the rims of your glasses first in lemon juice and then in sugar. Pour three-quarters of a cup of frozen ginger lemonade into each glass and top with one-quarter to one-half a cup of vodka. Then, just throw on a lemon zest curl and voila! Wasn’t that simple?
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