Summer is upon us and it’s the perfect time to make a splash with friends and family as you delight their senses with all those incredible summer dishes and cocktails! With so many fresh fruits coming in to season, now is the time to try new and different ideas to bring your table to life.
Berries, Berries and More Berries Please!
There is nothing more refreshing than a bowl of berries topped with a dollop of whipped cream! Strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries all go great with summer desserts and cocktails. Simple, but yet refreshing is the bowl of strawberries with Moroccan mint and freshly squeezed lemon juice. Top it off with a spoonful of whipped cream and you have the perfect dessert after a summer BBQ that will certainly delight your guests.
Pass Me The Flavored Water
There is nothing more stunning on a table than a glass pitcher filled with local fruits and vegetables adding amazing flavor to your water. From citrus slices to fresh cut cucumber, the ideas are limitless. You can dazzle them with edible flowers floating among the brightest and richest colors of the berry family or surprise them with fresh herbs frozen in ice cubes adding more flavor as they melt right before their very own eyes. Refreshing drinks are always welcomed at any gathering, party or event. These ideas not only add flavor, but they also add color to your day!
Bring your table to life with a variety of tapas that gives a vibe of pure pleasure. You can make freshly prepared avocado dips that come to life with a little or even a lot of spice! Try making homemade salsa freshly prepared with cilantro. Either way, both of these served with multi-grain crackers is sure to be a hit! Toasted French bread with goat cheese, a drizzle of warm honey and topped with walnuts is a delicious beginning to any meal. The ideas are just unlimited and if you let your creativity flow, it’s sure to be a great party!
Some of the most amazing cocktails served today, are not new drinks, but new and improved versions. Putting the big pieces of fruit on a stick that stand out of the glass is not only impressive, but delightful! Try adding shaved coconut on top of a piña colada with a fresh slice of pineapple adorned with an orange slice. Making this the perfect seasonal drink. Fancy drinks not only taste great, but they add fun to almost any event.
Whatever it is you fancy to make for yourself and or guests, just be sure to add a little creativity to give it a nice twist. By experimenting with your favorite foods is exactly how the perfect dish comes to life. Don’t be afraid to let your imagination run wild. There is a time for traditions, and a time for just good old fun!