Beverages

Strawberry Lemonade

1 cup pureed strawberries
½ cup sugar (or to taste)
2 quarts lemonade

Mix strawberries and lemonade, adding sugar to taste. Can freeze remaining mixture if desired.


Peach Bellinis

2 ripe peaches, peeled, pitted and diced
1 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tbsp. sugar
1 bottle chilled sparkling water

Place peaches, lemon juice, and sugar in a food processor or blender, and process until smooth. Place 2 tablespoons of the peach puree into a glass, and fill with sparkling water. Serve immediately.


Watermelon Punch

6 cups cubed, seeded watermelon
1/3 cup Simple Syrup (recipe follows)
1 12-oz. can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
2 cups unsweetened pineapple juice
Crushed ice

Combine watermelon and simple syrup in food processor or blender, and blend until smooth. Push mixture through wire-mesh strainer, discarding solids. Return watermelon syrup to blender, add lemonade concentrate and pineapple juice, and blend well. Serve over crushed ice.

SIMPLE SYRUP:

1 cup water
½ cup sugar

Cook water and sugar over low heat until sugar dissolves. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and summer 1 minute. Remove from heat and cool. Store in refrigerator.