Looking to add li'l something extra to your next soiree? Take your party to the next level with cool drinks that are far from ordinary. 'Cause let's face it, sometimes a pile of sodas in a cooler just won't do.
Your party style is...vintage? Try a Shirley Temple!
Who doesn't love the classic sip they've ordered at fancy restaurants since they were old enough to behave at a dinner party? Um, no one! Wink at your first big-girl drink by mixing up a pitcher for your girl friends at your next not-too-sophisticated shindig. All you need is fresh, fizzy ginger ale and grenadine syrup.
Your party style is...classic? Order up an Arnold Palmer!
For an elegant pick this summer, look no further than this old-fashioned beverage made popular by the famous golfer, who preferred this summer cooler, also known as a "half and half." For a fun twist, offer up a variety of pitchers filled with flavored lemonades and iced teas. Scribble directions for mixing the perfect Arnold Palmer with the classics, and then your favorite combos.
Your party style is...funky? Go for a cool cranberry-cucumber mixer!
Cucumber adds and unexpected--and totally refreshing--flair to just about anything. We like adding just a pinch of it to an almost-full glass of cranberry juice, but feel free to experiment. For fizz, add a dash of gingerale or club soda.
Your party style is...glam? Sip a sparkling bellini!
Typically, a bellini is made from fresh peach nectar and champagne, but we're tossing the alcoholic bubbly for a helping of sparkling cider. You can grab peach nectar at your local grocery store in the juice aisle.
To make these drinks wow your crowd, serve in special glassware with funky straws, sprigs of mint and fresh fruit as decoration. Freezing berries into ice cubes ads an elegant touch.
BY GL ON 7/15/2012 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN summer sips, drink