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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TIP OF THE DAY: Fun With Nonalcoholic Beverages

Lavender lemonade, a truly great experience (as is lavender iced tea). Here’s the recipe. Photo © Edith Frimcu | Dreamstime.   Many home trends in foods and how to serve them come from restaurants, where chefs are constantly on the look for new ways to tempt customers. While mixologists have long been creating menus of…
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PRODUCT: Belvedere Lemon Tea Vodka

Lemon Tea vodka is ready to add pizzazz to iced tea and lemonade. Photo courtesy Belvedere Vodka.   Lemon Tea is the latest vodka flavor from Belvedere, joining Black Raspberry, Bloody Mary, Citrus, Orange, Pink Grapefruit, and IX (a blend of nine botanicals). A vodka flavor is not the same as “flavored vodka.” Vodka can…
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VALENTINE’S DAY: Drink Fentiman’s Rose Lemonade

The flavor of roses creates a special lemonade. Photo courtesy Fentiman’s. When we go for soft drinks, we like something special. We’re particularly fond of the Fentiman’s Botanically Brewed Soda, a NIBBLE Top Pick Of The Week. Not your conventional soft drinks, the products are infused with botanicals and go through a slow, natural fermentation…
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RECIPE: Peach Raspberry Lemonade

Turn ripe peaches into peach lemonade.Photo by Gerhard Taatgen Jr. | SXC.   We’re on a lemonade kick. Yesterday we came back from the farmers market with ripe peaches and made a delicious pitcher of Peach Raspberry Lemonade. Per person, you’ll need: Ingredients 2 tablespoons peach purée 4 raspberries 1 tablespoon fresh-squeezed lemon juice (use…
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