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6 Party Punches That Truly Pack A Punch!

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1.Ginger-Apple Cider Punch

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Apples, Ginger, Alcohol. What’s not to love?

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

6.5 cups unfiltered apple juice or apple cider
3 12-oz bottles of ginger-ale
2 12-oz bottles of dry hard cider
2 cups of bourbon
1/4 cup of fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup of sorghum syrup
6 dashes of Angostura bitters
1 orange, sliced
12-15 cinnamon sticks

HOW TO MAKE IT:

Begin by chilling all the liquid ingredients (except for the bitters and syrup) beforehand. In a large bowl, mix together the apple juice/cider, ginger-ale, hard cider, bourbon, lemon juice, syrup, and bitters. Arrange the oranges and cinnamon sticks so they’re floating on the top of the punch as a garnish.

 

2. Blackberry Mojito

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Summertime just got sweeter with this punch! It’s also perfect for holiday parties with its deep red color!

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

3 cups of blackberry-blueberry juice blend
2 12-oz cans of frozen mojito mix
2 1-litre bottles of sparkling water, chilled beforehand
1.5 cups of white rum
3 limes, sliced
1 12-oz package of frozen blackberries
Fresh mint sprigs for garnish

HOW TO MAKE IT:

Mix blackberry-blueberry juice, mojito mix, sparkling water, rum, lime, and blackberries together. Pour into a bowl over ice. Sprinkle surface of punch fresh mint springs.

 

3.Indian Summer Punch

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Fruity, spicy, and exotic. Perfect for any party with adventurous drinkers.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

1 liter dry gin
1 liter sweet Italian vermouth
8 oz St. Germaine elderflower liqueur
8 oz peach liqueur
24 oz lemon syrup
16 oz unfiltered apple juice
32 oz dry champagne
Ice
1 green apple, sliced
2 peaches, sliced
6 long, thin, cucumber slices
1/4 cup torn mint leaves

HOW TO MAKE IT:

Mix together gin, vermouth, elderflower liqueur, peach liqueur, lemon syrup, and apple juice in a large punch bowl. Refrigerate for 4 hours, until completely chilled. Add champagne, ice, apple slices, peach slices, and cucumber slices, and mix well. sprinkle with mint leaves and give punch one more light stir. Serve chilled.

 

4. Cucumber Margarita

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After one or two of these refreshing drinks, you’ll be cool as a cucumber.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

Salt, for rimming the glasses
Ice
2.5 cups cucumber-infused tequila
1 cup fresh lime juice
1 cup simple syrup
Cucumber slices for garnish

HOW TO MAKE IT:

Fill a blender with ice, add tequila, lime juice, and simple syrup. Blend on high for 2 minutes, until ingredients have turned into slushy mixture. Serve in salt-rimmed glasses, with cucumbers for garnish.

 

5. Pisco Pineapple Punch

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Delicious and sweet, this treat makes for a wonderful concoction for any office party.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

24 oz pisco
8 oz fresh lemon juice
8 oz water
8.5 fluid oz pineapple gum syrup
2.5 fresh pineapple chunks
Ice
Thin pineapple slices for garnish

HOW TO MAKE IT:

In a punch bowl, mix together pisco, lemon juice, water, syrup, and pineapple chunks. Refrigerate for 3 hours, until completely chilled. Remove from refrigerator and add ice. Serve with slices of pineapple for garnish

 

6. Raspberry-Pomegranate Punch

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This fruity concoction will make a great addition to any summer picnic!

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

1 quart pomegranate juice
2 cups fresh orange juice, pulp free
2 cups limeade, chilled
1.5 cups raspberry flavored vodka
1 cup raspberries
Lime and orange slices for garnish
Ice (separate)
1 cup pomegranate seeds

HOW TO MAKE IT:

In a large punch bowl, combine juices, limeade, raspberries, and vodka, and stir well. Float the lime and orange slices on the top of the punch. Ladle into glasses over ice, and sprinkle with pomegranate seeds before serving.

Finding a Good Beer Off the Beaten Path

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The human species has been developing different types of alcoholic drinks for thousands of years, from tree sap and various fruits to even something as drastic as fermented human saliva. There’s no question that, as a people, we’ve always loved getting our buzz on! Though over the past couple of centuries, we have perfected the art of brewing beer, and there are thousands of varieties out there to choose from.

Even though we have so many options, however, most beer drinkers don’t really stray too far away from their favorites. Well, if you’ve been wanting to try a high-quality beer, you might entertain the idea of trying out some lesser known craft selections and beers from abroad that will tickle your taste buds.

 

A Few Quality Beers to Try Out

1: Hell or High Watermelon

A strong wheat beer that has a distinctive sweet flavor from watermelon, this little hidden jewel is definitely a beer worthy of tasting at least once. Although it has a rather strong acidic bite to it, the watermelon leaves a subtle sweetness lingering on your tongue. It’s undoubtedly a beer; nothing fancy like a wine cooler. It just goes down easier than most craft selections.

 

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2: Tiger Beer

The name is fierce and the taste is strong, perfect for accompanying spicy meals or even sipping like fine wine after a hard day of work. Tiger Beer is an Asian beer, but it’s not as strong (by alcohol content) as many beers in that region. Its body is thick; it’s a legitimate lager that reminds you you’re drinking a beer-drinker’s beer. But it’s not one of those beers that’s going to sneak up on you and leave you needing a cab after two.

 

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3: Spring IPA

A very light, dry beer that really hits the spot on a mild, breezy day, Sprint IPA is an aptly named selection that’s gaining a big head of steam in the marketplace. It uses grapefruit in its brewing, but what really comes through are those earthy hops. It’s crisp, but it’s not straight carbonated water like mass-produced lights. You still know you’re drinking a beer.

 

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4: Fosters

Although Foster’s was big about a decade ago with all their commercial spots, they really fell off the map. However, many are rediscovering this lager and they’re loving it. It’s a very strong, almost metallic-tasting lager, so it’s an acquired taste. But those familiar with beer and who have the refined palates for it come to love that bitter, burnt hoppy taste.

 

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Beers pop up by the dozens every year, with a new selection trying to break through to the mainstream. You’ll probably never be able to taste them all, but the four listed above are definitely worth trying.

 

The Qualities of Good Quality Red Wine

Like many organic products, red wine exists in both a mass-produced form with consistent taste and profile, and a more refined, specific form, crafted in small batches. Most red wines are of the former variety and available everywhere under the name of various big brands. The latter variety are well known to connoisseurs and take some research to get familiar with. The aficionado of wine is primarily interested in a wine being evocative of a feeling or a place, sometimes called the “terroir” of the wine, recognized as the origin of its character. Some of these wines are of such limited availability that a serious wine enthusiast ought to consider buying them when shopping for online groceries.

A winemakers account of making wine in the Colorado Rockies

Firstly, a good wine has no faults, showing that it has been carefully made and tended to every step of the way. For example, if the barrel used to store the wine hasn’t been cleaned and disinfected, your wine could taste musty due to taking on the flavor of molds still in the barrel. Wine that has been poorly ventilated with a bad cork or in a room that’s too warm can become oxidized and develop off flavors. On the other hand, if you disinfect too vigorously, using too much sulfur or too much acetic acid for fermentation, the wine develops strong flavors.

Typically the most immediate thing you’ll notice about a wine aside from the bottle is the aroma. In fact, some wine enthusiasts ask to sniff the cork when purchasing wine so that they can get a sense of the flavor without overly aerating the wine. A consistent rule of thumb, outside of some rare examples, is that a good wine will smell good. Bad wines smell flat, one-note and astringent. While some astringency is part of the character of red wine because of tannins, they shouldn’t dominate the smell of the wine, and for that matter, the flavor profile.

Finally, a good wine will not only taste good, but the taste will be complex, with hundreds of flavors possible, from sweet, to tart, to woody or fruity. This flavor profile is experienced in sequences, from the moment of smelling the wine as it’s first tasted it to the time it’s swallowed, each sequence having unique notes and hints of flavor. Tasting wines have their own unique flavor, not at all like mass-produced wines which have a similar, consistent and monotone taste from bottle to bottle and year to year.

Does Ice Lemon Tea Taste Good?

Many people, after seeing all their friends and family drinking ice lemon tea are wondering whether or not this drink tastes good. However, this really is a silly question as nobody other than yourself can tell you whether a drink tastes good because everyone’s taste buds are different and enjoy different tastes. So, if you really want to know whether lemon iced tea tastes good or not, you will need to try it out for yourself.

Instead of buying a whole pack of this drink right away though, and risk wasting your money if you don’t like it, I recommend buying one out of a vending machine first so that if you don’t like it, you’ve only wasted one dollar. Even better, you could ask to have one of your friends or family member’s bottles. This will be free and you can see if you like it. However, I think you will really enjoy this drink!

Ice lemon tea that added pure honey is a good beverage for quenching thirst during summer days. 

 

Finger Food and Catering Tips for a Great Summer Party

If you are planning a summer party, you need to pick a location, pick decorations and decide on entertainment. But one of the most important elements to your party is the food you serve. Because of this, you will want carefully consider what you want from any catering services you hire.

When you start looking for catering services for your summer party, the first thing you should do is consider what theme, if any, your party has. This will help you narrow down choices of catering services in your area.

If you are looking to save some money on food, you may want to consider cold hot or cold finger food catering (see example: http://www.mrfingerfood.com.au/cold_platter_catering_summer.shtml). Many catering services such as Mr.FingerFood will be able to provide you finger food for your event and the cost is usually much lower than a traditional catered meal. This is a great option for summer parties where the food would be more of something to snack on while the party is going on.

Once you decide on the type of food you want at your summer party, you can start looking for catering services. You can ask people you know if they can recommend any caterers or you can turn to the internet. If you are going to want finger food catering, it is best to ask any potential caterers up front if they offer this kind of catering.

From there, you can meet with several caterers. Since you will be working closely with your caterer for the food for your summer party, it’s best to pick the one you most comfortable with.

Adorable yet delicious Finger food for Kids

Finger food for corporate events

Sumptuous finger food is the most preferred snack item for wedding catering.

 

If you already have menu items in mind or specific types of finger food you want, it’s best to let your caterer know right away. That way your caterer will let you know if that finger food is possible for them to make and give you any suggestions for similar food. Your caterer will finalize the menu with you and all you have to do is enjoy the finger food at your summer party.

It can take some work to find the best catering services for your summer party. As long as you have a clear idea of what you want, like if you want finger food catering, you should be able to find a great caterer to provide the food. It is important to find a caterer you can get along with and one that can do food similar to the theme and tastes of your party. Get the next catering tips: Choosing the Proper Catering Company for Your Events.

Watch Monique Lahey prepares five quick and easy finger foods fit for any get-together.

Sydney Catering-Learn to Treat Yourself

You are hungry, you have a party or you just want to treat yourself with a tasteful, inexpensive meal, so you decided to call one of the Sydney catering companies. No need to think about it too much when it comes to high quality yet under budget catering service in Sydney. Visit the professionals at mrfingerfood.com.au and choose from 200 different astonishing finger food items. They have thousands of satisfied customers to comfort you in your choice. You can be certain that you are on your way to delicious food heaven with Finger Foods catering. Reach out and touch food. Taste the very best finger food items of Sydney catering. You can visit them, or simply choose the delivery service at your place, your party, or even your office. The choice is yours. And if you want to order a full box of their specialties to prepare it by yourself, that is possible as well with their Do-It-Yourself package.