Mambo margaritas

It’s late July in Nashville, which means it’s really too hot to do much of anything but try not to break a sweat by blinking too much. Getting up to make a margarita, however, is worth the effort. Lissa and I found these when we were taking turns reading the Sweet Potato Queens books a [...]

Bourbon slushes

It’s Lissa‘s birthday! Despite the fact that we’re a few states away from each other these days, I’m celebrating with her bourbon slushes. These are such a great hot-weather drink, and are easy to make for a crowd, something Lissa almost always has at her house. You should keep these in your freezer this summer!

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Fruit Tea

This is another one of those scribbled-on-a-piece-of-paper recipes. With a predicted high in Nashville of 96 degrees on Sunday, you’re gonna want to scribble it down as well — trust me.

Print Fruit Tea

Ingredients

Two quart-size (I use the family size Luzianne bags) 1 1/2 quarts boiling water 1 cinnamon stick
2 cups sugar
1 can (48 ounces) pineapple juice
1 can (12 ounces) frozen orange juice concentrate
1 can (12 ounces) frozen lemonade concentrate

Instructions

Brew the tea bags and cinnamon stick in the boiling water for 15 minutes
Remove and discard the tea bags and cinnamon stick; stir in sugar till it dissolves, then stir in remaining ingredients
Serve with plenty of ice and enjoy!2.5http://oneparticularkitchen.com/2012/05/23/fruit-tea/Copyright One Particular Kitchen – All Rights Reserved
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Snow cones

Somehow the stores are gearing up for back to school. Apparently fall is coming? (Someday?) But it’s still 110 degrees in the shade right now and I’m HOT. And so are the kids. Enter: snow cones!

There are a bunch of recipes floating around the interwebs for snow cone syrups so I just picked out [...]

Peppermint syrup

This is another one of those “I can’t believe I ever spent money on this” sort of recipes. I love those!

Last year I sweet talked a barista into selling me a bottle of peppermint syrup so I could have my own peppermint coffees at home. You know, for less than $6 a cup. This [...]