Summer is here and so is the heat!  While you are out enjoying the freedom of summer be sure to do all you can to stay cool.  Below are some refreshing drink recipes that will cool down your day and put a smile on your face at the same time. 

June Bug

3 cups ginger ale

4 tablespoons grenadine

4 tablespoons orange juice

3 scoops orange sherbet

Blend together ginger ale, grenadine, orange juice, and sherbet. Pour into ice-filled cocktail glasses. (To make a version with alcohol, add white rum.)

Pina Colada Smoothie

1/2 cup vanilla yogurt

1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk

1/2 cup pineapple chunks

1/2 banana

1 tablespoon honey

1/4 teaspoon vanilla

In a blender combine yogurt, coconut milk, pineapple, banana, honey and vanilla. Cover and blend until nearly smooth.

Cucumber Sangria

Ingredients

1 small honeydew melon

1 seedless cucumber, thinly sliced

1 lime, thinly sliced

12 fresh mint leaves

1/4 cup lime juice

1/4 cup honey

1 750 milliliter bottle Sauvignon blanc or other semi-dry white wine, chilled

1 1 liter bottle carbonated water, chilled

Fresh Mint sprigs and/or leaves (optional)

 - Cut the melon in half; remove and discard seeds and rind. Cut melon into thin slices. In a large pitcher* combine melon, cucumber, lime slices, and the 12 mint leaves. In a small bowl stir together lime juice and honey until combined; pour over melon mixture. Add wine, stirring gently. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours.

 - To serve, stir in carbonated water. Ladle or pour into glasses. If desired, garnish with additional mint.

At Savory Catering in Dallas we have a variety of catering menus that would pair well with many of these refreshing summer drinks.  Let us partner with you for your next summer event and provide your guests with a menu they will not stop talking about.  Don’t let the hot summer keep you from socializing with friends and family.   Our team at Savory Catering can cook up something delicious for a great price.  Contact us today to choose your menu. 

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