Episode 6079: Pool Party
| If you’re hosting
a pool party, you're going to need drinks. A good way
to make sure that everyone gets what they like is to make
the bar self-serve. Here are four great drinks recipes
for your next backyard party - two alcoholic and two non-alcoholic.
For safety's sake, use plastic glassware.
| Juice Plus
There is nothing like a refreshing beverage on a hot summer
day by the pool. Nowadays, any fruit or vegetable can
be juiced, and the trip to pick up your favourite fruits
and vegetables can result in fabulous fruit and vegetable
juice combinations, like this one:
Scoop ice into cocktail glasses so that they are about
a quarter full. Add generous, even amounts of juices into
a tumbler. Stir, pour, and enjoy!
- 3 scoops of ice
- Fresh squeezed cucumber juice
- Celery juice
- Fresh-squeezed orange juice
- Blood orange juice or tangerine juice
Try this tangy, mouth-watering melon concoction. It's
colourful and attractive with a bit of a bite to it.
A guaranteed favourite for the kids.
Using a melon baller, scoop watermelon, honeydew, and
cantaloupe into melon balls. Using a pair of tongs, add
to mixing jug. Mix in a generous portion of watermelon
juice and a splash of pineapple juice. Time to stir, and
serve it up!
- Fresh-squeezed watermelon juice
- Pineapple juice
Sake can be enjoyed both hot and cold, but on a sweltering
summer day something cool will definitely be in order.
Here’s a sake recipe with a whole lot of punch;
guaranteed to satisfy!
Add generous portions of ice and sake to blender, then
smaller amounts of cucumber and lime juice. Cut off a
nice chunk of ginger, add to blender, and whip it all
together until nice and frothy. Pour into glasses, garnishing
with wedges of lemon and lime. Don’t forget the
- Cucumber Juice
- Fresh-squeezed lime juice
- Fresh ginger
- Lemon wedge
- Lime wedge
Long Island Iced Tea
When you see the layered look of this recipe, you’ll
probably agree that we saved the best for last. The perfect
summer cocktail, this iced tea will cause quite a stir.
- Ice cubes
- ¼ oz vodka
- ¼ oz gin
- ¼ oz white rum
- ¼ oz orange liqueur
- fresh-squeezed lemon juice
- Slice of lemon
Pour a small amount of grenadine into the bottom of
a tumbler. Add a liberal amount of ice cubes then slowly
add the various liqueurs, creating a layered effect.
Squeeze in some lemon juice and filling the glass to
the top with cola. Garish with a slice of lemon and
a straw. Give it a stir and then savour every sip.
*For an equally enjoyable non-alcoholic version, simply
leave out the liquor.