As I sit here at my desk writing up this post, the sun is peaking through the clouds. You see, we just experienced a heavy downpour due to a tropical storm in our midst, but even with the rain – it’s still quite hot and humid. I honestly forgot to share this delicious recipe with all of you and decided I better hop on it and get it out before Fall approaches us and I completely forget altogether. It’s been pretty warm lately here in Hawaii and while I do enjoy the summer months, I enjoy a great drink that just hits the spot to cool you down in a heartbeat. Today I’ll be sharing with you a couple of easy to do recipes that are for drinks that are refreshing and light – perfect for the last of the summer months. These drinks feature Cascade Ice and a few ingredients but they will be an absolute hit at your backyard BBQ or potluck or just to enjoy while sitting on the veranda enjoying the warm summer and what’s left of it.
Let’s start with the Coco-Lemonade:
Let’s face it, a BBQ isn’t complete without some good ol’ fashion lemonade and it’s probably one of my favorite summer drinks. This Coco-Lemonade is great and offers a fun little twist. Start with a chilled glass full of ice and add 3 oz. of Cascade Ice Coconut and 4 oz. of Cascade Ice Lemonade. Garnish with sliced lemons and a sugar rim for that sweet and tart taste and a little glam. This is the perfect drink for the little ones because it’s refreshing and who doesn’t love a great lemonade. Looking to spice it up a bit? Add a shot of coconut rum to give it that pina collada twist with some lemon flare. Garnish with coconut sugar and you have yourself a delicious drink.
Cascade Ice offers a variety of delicious drinks for any BBQ or Summer Party (as well as year round). Blueberry Watermelon, Strawberry Lemonade, Coconut, Lemonade and Pomegranate Berry are all delicious and refreshing all on their own. You can experience guilt-free taste without the sodium, caffeine and gluten and enjoy the taste that’s absolutely great. Cascade Ice offers 30 great tasting varieties. Cascade Ice water is a flavored sparkling water with a clean crisp, delicious taste. Cascade Ice water eliminates the unnecessary, unhealthy “extras” you can find in other flavor waters like sugar, sodium, carbs, caffeine and gluten and gives you pure, refreshing taste that you’ll love.
Not into coconut or lemon? Don’t you worry – I got you covered with a few more recipes you can try. For my melon lovers, try the Melon Mixer. That delicious watermelon we see in stores can be used in a wonderful and refreshing, thirst quenching drink. Start with 3 oz. of Cascade Ice Blueberry Watermelon (yum). Pour in 1 oz. of club soda and add several slices of watermelon and blueberries to the mix. Stir to release the fresh flavor and you’ll have a drink fit for the Gods. Add a little vodka for an adult version of this drink and you are good to go.
Love Pomegranate? Well, try the Pomegranate Icer. Since Pomegranates pack a punch of vitamins and anti-oxidants and they are in season for summer, this is the perfect time to try this drink. Start with 4 oz. of Cascade Ice Pomegranate Berry and 1 oz of Cascade Ice Strawberry Lemonade in a glass with crushed ice. Top it off with fresh pomegranate seeds for the perfect touch. You can turn this drink into a cocktail version by adding a shot glass or two of vodka and garnish with pomegranate seeds.
Looking for more ideas for summer drinks that will cool you off? Check out the recipe section on the Cascade Ice site and get inspired. http://www.cascadeicewater.com/recipes.html
I’m looking forward to trying out new recipes and I love that I can find Cascade Ice at so many locations in the islands. The drinks are delicious and I love that there are so many flavors that everyone in my family will find one they enjoy. What about you? Do you think any of these drinks will tickle your fancy this summer and if you do – which one do you think you’ll give a whirl.
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