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Summer Fruit Spritzers – Summer fresh berries and watermelon come together in a fabulous summer drink for all to enjoy! Perfect for all get togethers and summer parties and part of this month’s Progressive Eats Summer Barbecue!
August in Oklahoma is blazin’ hot! Oh my word, I am melting and complaining a lot! So today I’ve got a beat the heat beverage that is perfect for everyone!
You are more likely to find me drinking the kiddy party punch than the cocktails at most parties because I just can’t handle the alcohol. I’m not much fun at all. Anyway, I always like to make sure there are fun drink options for everyone not just cool cocktails.
I used summer fresh strawberries and our homegrown watermelon to make a sweet syrup that I combined with a ginger ale for a simple and refreshing spritzer. Of course if you are looking for a sweet summer cocktail a splash of tequila or rum would fit right in. Super easy and super delicious, you can’t beat that!
Now let’s take a look at the rest of the menu!
- That Skinny Chick Can Bake – Whiskey Marinated Pork Tenderloin
- Sunchowder’s Emporia – Grilled Tequila Lime Shrimp Skewers
- Stetted – Pimiento Cheese Jalapeño Poppers
- Barbara Bakes – Cheesy Garlic Bread
- Healthy. Delicious.– Grilled Vegetable Panzanella
- Pastry Chef Online – Grilled Vegetable Gazpacho
- Never Enough Thyme – Curried Corn
- The Heritage Cook – Amped up BBQ Beans
- SpiceRoots – Grilled Rosemary Potatoes
- 2 cups sliced strawberries
- 4 cups diced watermelon
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 liters ginger ale
Add strawberries, watermelon, sugar and water to a large pan. Bring to a boil and lower temperature to low and simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool 20 minutes. place in a blender or food processor, being careful because mixture may still be hot. Blend until smooth. Strain through a fine mesh into a container. Cover and refrigerate 6 to 8 hours or over night.
Mix fruit syrup with ginger ale and serve over ice.
Welcome to another edition of Progressive Eats, our virtual version of a progressive dinner party. If you’re unfamiliar with the concept, a progressive dinner involves going from house to house, enjoying a different course at each location. With Progressive Eats, a theme is chosen each month, members share recipes suitable for a delicious meal or party, and you can hop from blog to blog to check them out.
We have a core group of 12 bloggers, but we will always need substitutes and if there is enough interest would consider additional groups. To see our upcoming themes and how you can participate, please check out the schedule at Creative Culinary or contact Barb for more information.
This month’s theme is Summer Barbecue hosted by Liz of That Skinny Chick Can Bake. You’ll love all the summertime recipes that will be perfect for your next cookout or Labor Day gathering.