Mason Jar Drinks
Put all those cute mason jars you have lying around to use with these fun and delicious drink recipes that are great for parties or even just a lazy afternoon on the porch.
Chamomile-Strawberry-Orange Cold-Brewed Tea
Fruit adds sweetness to this refreshing drink. If you wish, substitute raspberries for the strawberries, or drop in a sprig of lemon verbena to boost the aromatic citrus.
Sweet Tea Lemonade
Sweet tea and lemonade are staples at most Southern weddings. Combining the two makes for a refreshing, kid-friendly (and adult-friendly) beverage.
Dressed in hues of light orange, this pastel punch will match any soft palette. Garnish with an orange wedge and a mint sprig so the drink will look as good as your guests.
This simple sipper is only four ingredients--basil, vodka, simple syrup, and tonic water--but proves to be a handsome addition to any libation table.
Lemon Verbena Iced Tea
Upon sipping this infusion, Scott's guests often exclaim, "What is this wonderful tea?" To yield cup after cup of delectable tea, plant lemon verbena--a perennial shrub--in a corner of your garden.
Transform lemonade in seconds with a handful of fresh mint leaves. Don't chop them--keep leaves whole to avoid murky lemonade (and bits of green in your teeth).
Hummingbird Cake Shake
As the most requested recipe in Southern Living history, the Hummingbird Cake is a staple for southern flair and charm. We decided to put our own spin on the iconic dessert by shaking it up. Now you can enjoy the classic pecan, pineapple, and banana flavors in a shake! Southern never tasted so good.
This is just as refreshing as the usual melon wedges, without the sticky fingers. Orange-flower water adds a hint of the exotic. If you're making it for a picnic, tote the puree in a clamp-top bottle, and don't forget ice for glasses.
Blackberry Pisco Sours
Pisco is a South American grape brandy popular in Peru and Chile. If you can't find it in your area, feel free to substitute white tequila, grappa, or vodka. Don't be alarmed by the strength of this new classic; it's a cocktail that's meant to be sipped and savored.
Lemon-Blueberry Sweet Tea
Try a spin on sweet tea with lemon juice and frozen blueberries. This cocktail will dazzle in mason jars with a striped straw that compliments it blue hues.
Pour this pitcher of sangria into your favorite mason jars. And don’t be stingy with the fruit--it dresses up the drink and packs a boozy punch.
The flavors of summer--blackberries, cucumber, and lime--unite in this undeniably refreshing drink. Serve this fruity escape, and you’ll feel like the honeymoon started already.
With minimal ingredients and fresh lime juice, this classic limeade is the perfect summer thirst quencher.
This tropical mixture will take you right to the beach, wherever you are. Garnish with fresh pineapple wedges for maximum style.
Homemade Cherry Soda
Create this fizzy and vibrant drink with cherries, lime juice and club soda. Garnish with lime wedges and colorful paper straws for a fun twist!
Sweetened with honey and garnished with fresh watermelon skewers, these coolers are guaranteed to be a hit at the next cookout or pool party.
Cool down your wedding guests with a refreshing glass of cold, white sangria filled with your favorite fruits. The best part about this drink is that the longer it sits, the sweeter it gets.
How to Make Cold Brew Coffee
Trendy cold brew coffee isn't your typical iced java. It's made by steeping ground coffee in cold water which (according to enthusiasts) makes for a more flavorful, less bitter coffee. It's also one of the easiest ways to make a cup of joe.