JULY 4TH DRINK: Red, White & Blueberry Lemonade & Hard Lemonade

For cookouts and picnics, our family never had everyday soft drinks. For these special occasions, the beverage menu included lemonade, iced tea and Mom’s favorite fruit punch (recipe: equal parts of grape juice, lemonade and orange juice, all from frozen concentrate). For July 4th, we switched to a “patriotic” lemonade: red, white and blue. The…
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RECIPE: Red, White & Blue Sangria

Yankee Doodle Brandy: Combine white wine and Grand Marnier orange brandy for July 4th (photo courtesy Elegant Affairs).   This fun and arty sangria recipe is from caterer Andrea Correale of Elegant Affairs (www.elegantaffairscaterers.com): RECIPE: JULY 4TH SANGRIA Ingredients For 1 Large Pitcher 2 bottles dry white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc 1 cup triple…
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RECIPE: Blackberry Mojito

Enhance the celebration of National Mojito Day, July 11th. There’s enough red, white and blue here for Independence Day; but take advantage of summer’s lush blackberries to whip them up all season long. The Mojito (pronounced moe-hee-toe) is Cuba’s most famous cocktail. This variation adds fresh fruit to the original recipe. It is important that…
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