Continuing the monthly tradition, The Speckled Palate's The Potluck: August 2016 includes two different kinds of summertime drinks, a lunchbox for back-to-school, a favorite yearly tradition involving a Dallas restaurant, some shades and more! Swing by the blog today to get a full list of the things I adored during the month of August.
Pimm's Cups are refreshing summertime cocktails that go down easy on hot days. Why not take a classic Pimm's Cup... and transform it into a popsicle? Pimm's No. 1, ginger ale, lemon juice and agave nectar are blended together to create the base of these popsicles. The mixture is then poured into popsicle molds! Add a slice of cucumber once the pops begin firming up, and voila! You've got the perfect boozy popsicles for summer AND #popsicleweek!
Cool off with a Blackberry Gin Slush during the warm months this summer! This cocktail mixes frozen blackberries with ginger ale, mint and gin and makes a delightful, chilled creation that's hard to stop sipping. Blended in the mixer, Blackberry Gin Slushes are perfect for entertaining because it is easy to make large batches of them. Partygoers and friends will adore this slightly sweet, slightly tart seasonal cocktail that sings of the summer.
Cool down with a Blackberry Mint Spritzer! Made with simple, fresh ingredients, this will become a fast favorite. Muddle fresh blackberries with mint before pouring in simple syrup and topping with ginger ale. A favorite spring, summer and fall drink, this Blackberry Mint Spritzer is refreshing and flavorful!