Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Put the Lime in the Coconut...

Any good party needs some tasty beverages to quench your guests thirst. Here are a few of my favorites:
a: Strawberry Daiquiri
c: Easy Peasy Fruit Punch Float

Strawberry Daiquiri How-To:
-white rum of your choice (Bacardi works nicely)
-fresh lime juice
-simple syrup (optional - I never use it)

I tend to make things by the feel of it so please bear with me. A blender full should serve about 6 to 8 people.
1. Drop your ice in the blender first and get a good start crushing it up 2. Add a heavy half pint of strawberries to start with, approximately 8 shots of rum and 2 tablespoons of fresh lime 3. Blend it all together. Play around with the amount of ice and strawberries to get the exact consistency you like 4. You can serve as is but it may be too runny/thin, in that case just pop it in the freezer for about an hour.
tip: There is really only one way to mess up a strawberry daiquiri and that's by adding too much alcohol. If someone would like a stronger drink they can always add more to their glass. Keep your batch alcohol content low.

Easy Peasy Fruit Punch Float How-To:
-2 liter bottle of carbonated fruit punch
-one gallon of vanilla ice-cream

Prepare yourself for the easiest fruit punch recipe in the world.
1. Pour your fruit punch into the prettiest punch bowl you can find. 2. Add about 6-8 heaping scoops of ice cream (think of making a root beer float when you're deciding your ice-cream to punch ratio) 3. Hide the store bought bottle of fruit punch before your guests arrive 4. Serve with a smile
tip: If you don't have a punch bowl just fill a bunch of small crystal glasses with the fruit punch, add a little dollop of ice-cream on top and line up the glasses nicely on your food or beverage table.

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