With summer just around the corner, I’ve partnered with Trop50 to bring you a new drink recipe and some tips for a Girls Night In.
Summer is once again about to grace us with her presence, bringing along extra long days filled with sunshine. The only thing better than those precious extra hours of daylight is spending that time with friends. One of the best ways to relax and unwind is to just spend a couple of hours with the girls and enjoy a few laughs. Maybe it’s for a book club or a craft night, but we all know that the best part is simply enjoying each others company. And Trop50 is inspiring us to spend more time together this summer with a casual Girls Night In.
Summer entertaining doesn’t have to be formal or fussy. The key to keeping it relaxed is setting the tone as the hostess, with everything from the food to the drinks. Simply select one or two finger foods like cheese and crackers or fresh fruit to give your guests something to nibble on. Keep the heat at bay with refreshing drink options like water infused with fresh fruit and herbs. Whether sweet and tangy like today’s recipe, or cool like cucumber water with rosemary, thyme and mint — these drinks make for a bright and unexpected treat. They hydrate and nourish while tasting pretty yummy too! Serve it up in big pitchers, or a beautiful glass drink dispenser, and your night is off to a great start.
You’ll find 15 great drink recipes in the slideshow collection above, including several that include the new Trop50 Raspberry Açaí. Plus, you can find even more tasty inspiration in Trop50′s recipe collection on Foodie.com. And let’s not forget, we have today’s recipe as well! A fizzy limeade made with sparkling water and infused with raspberries and lime zest. Cheers to summer fun!
SPARKLING RASPBERRY LIMEADE
recipe by Carrie Sellman
1 cup water
1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
1 cup sugar
Zest of one lime
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
3 cups sparkling water
Additional lime slices and raspberries for garnish
- In a saucepan over medium heat, combine water, raspberries, sugar and lime zest. Bring to a boil and let sugar dissolve. Remove from heat and let rest for 10 minutes. Strain liquid, saving the raspberry syrup and discarding the cooked berries and other solids.
- In a glass pitcher, combine cooled raspberry syrup, lime juice and sparkling water. Stir to combine. Garnish with additional raspberries and lime slices, if desired.
- Serve over ice and enjoy!
Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Trop50 via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Trop50.
Recipe and Photography by Carrie Sellman for The Cake Blog.
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