The first long weekend of summer may be over, but summer itself is just getting started! And to help you stay cool and refreshed all season long, Minute Maid and the experts at the Canadian Living test kitchen have created a mouth-watering assortment of drinks and treats guaranteed to beat the heat!
I created the tasty Lime in the Coconut Cocktail last week and it was absolutely scrumptious so I decided to whip up a pitcher of Sparkling Grape Lemonade this week!
Sparkling Grape Lemonade
Invite the girls over for an afternoon in the garden complete with light snacks and refreshments. For quick and creative centerpieces, place flowers in something other than a traditional vase. Try floating a few fresh floral picks in a small decorative bowl filled with water. For longer stems, place in a colourful pitcher. Make your beverage part of the décor scheme with a batch of pretty purple punch.
- 1 can 295mL Minute Maid® Grape Punch frozen concentrate, thawed (undiluted)
- 1 can 295mL Minute Maid® Lemonade frozen concentrate, thawed (undiluted)
- 3 cups Sprite® Sparkling Beverage
- 2 cups Water
- Ice cubes or ice ring
In punch bowl or large pitcher, stir together grape punch and lemonade frozen concentrates, Sprite® and water; mix well. Fill with ice cubes or add ice ring to keep cold.
Makes 6-8 servings
I have to admit, I really don’t care much for regular lemonade; it’s too sour to suit me. But the tart citrus taste was absolutely heavenly when blended with the Grape Punch. And the carbonation of the Sprite added the perfect fizzy finishing touch to the drink!
For the coolest summer entertaining ever, Minute Maid also has some great tips for your special gatherings:
- Want to make homemade ice-pops but don’t have moulds? Use disposable paper cups and and wooden ice-pop sticks
- Jazz up your glass of lemonade or fruit punch by using frozen grapes as ice cubes
- Don’t like your juices too sweet? Simply add more water to your Minute Maid frozen juice or punch
To help you entertain in style, Minute Maid is very generously offering one lucky Mommy Kat and Kids reader an amazing prize pack worth $150! To enter to win, hop over to the giveaway post and share one of your own favourite tips for easy summer entertaining. And if you leave a comment on this post about your favourite summer beverage, you’ll earn bonus entries for the giveaway!
Minute Maid has lots of other great recipes and summer entertaining tips to help make your summer gatherings the talk of the town, so stop by the website today. And for more great summer sippers, check out these other tasty Minute Maid recipes for the Peachy Keen Smoothie and Pretty in Pink Punch!
Secret Word: Refreshing