When summer rolls around, I think of two things: grilling and ice-cold beverages. To me, nothing beats loading up the grill with charcoal, letting the smell of smoke get stuck to your clothing, and imbibing the most refreshing drink you can find. Don't Miss: Make Smoked Ice f ...more
With the upcoming Memorial Day weekend serving as the unofficial start of summer, Pepsi is turning to Instagram to help sell its soft drinks to quench the thirst of beachgoers and BBQers. This week, Pepsi kicked off its #Summergram (yes, with the hashtag symbol) campaign with ...more
Another great summer drink! The sweetness of fresh, ripe cucumber goes well with the rum. For this drink, you will need: 1 slice of cucumber, small cucumber cubes, 2 ounces single barrel rum, 1/2 ounce lemon juice or passion fruit juice, 1/2 ounce honey syrup, ice and another ...more
Lemonade is the perfect summer drink, but you can go broke buying all of the lemons you will need to make a whole jug! In this tutorial, learn how to get the most from your lemons and juice every last bit of liquid out of them, with one easy step. Coax more juice from lemons b ...more
Lindsey Vuolo, a Playboy bunny mixologist shows how to make the perfect Pimm's Cup, a citrus summer drink.
Playboy Playmate Lindsey Vuolo, Miss November 2001, shows us how to make Dark & Stormy, a rum-based drink she thinks is the next big summer drink! This rum drink has some spicy kick since it's mixed with ginger beer - yum!
Expert mixologists Soulshakers show you how to make a Homemade Pimms cocktail at home. This drink has cucumber and mint, to make it an excellent and refreshing summer drink. I think it's a better use of mint than a Mojito. You need ginger beer, lime soda and vodka. Mix a Homem ...more
Here's a brilliant summer drink idea that tastes great virgin--or not so virgin. Tanja puts together virgin ginger mojitos. Watch this food how-to video for tips on getting a recipe for ANYTHING, especially virgin ginger mojitos, in this case. Don't you love virgin ginger moj ...more
Luci Lock shows you how to make a raw summer drink with sweet cantaloupe melon. It makes a great recipe for carb and mixed types.
There seems to be a nearly cult-like craze surrounding those glasses filled with summery, pink-hued rosé wine. From picnics in the park to long days spent on the beach, rosé wine offers light, warm-weather refreshment to its lucky imbiber. With these 10 fun facts about this e ...more
...Or just a little tipsy. Rhubodka = Rhubarb vodka, the perfect summer drink. Very easy to make, recipe courtesy of Apartment Therapy. You Will Need: 1 1.75-liter bottle of vodka (bottom shelf cheap vodka is fine) 4-5 sticks of red rhubarb (not green) 1/3-1/2 cup sugar ...more
If you're lucky enough to have a dishwasher, you probably use that sucker to clean everything (minus your good cooking knives), and maybe even to cook your food, too. However, dishwashers are not without their faults. Dishes can still come out spotty and even with chunks of fo ...more
Every once in a while, we stumble across something food-related that makes us stop and do a double take. Frozen lemonade pie definitely takes the cake—or shall we say, pie—for a dessert that intrigued us upon discovery and totally lived up to its hype. Its filling uses only th ...more
If you love quenching your thirst with an ice-cold glass of lemonade but aren't a fan of artificial powder mixes, then this hack is for you. When your next lemonade craving strikes, instead of reaching for a glorified Kool-Aid packet, get an instant sip of summer by using pre- ...more
Summer is a time for sangria sipped on the patio, enjoying the fruity refreshment with a friend while the smell of barbecue wafts from a distance. It's the perfect way to spend a lazy, hot August afternoon. Traditional Spanish sangria is made by mixing red wine, chopped fruit ...more
With the warm summer months right around the corner, just the thought of having to bake anything in your oven may have you perspiring profusely. But you don't want to give up dessert, especially not luscious, layered cakes, so what's a sweaty sweets-lover to do? Icebox cakes ...more
Lemon peels have long been known for their ability to be home remedies for cleaning and medicinal needs. In the kitchen, they are equally as useful and can transform many common dishes and drinks into more memorable ones with just a hint of citrus. To give you some ideas, belo ...more
For me, the smoky brilliance of a good barbecue can't be beat. The way the smoke flavor seems to permeate every part of the meat is, in my opinion, the closest thing we have to food magic. Throw a piece of meat in a smoker with some select wood choices, wait a few hours, and s ...more
Few summertime drinks are as sweet, tart, and refreshing as lemonade. It can cool off even the hottest day and help you relax poolside, on the beach, or just sitting around the house. Don't Miss: Add a Burst of Flavor to Your Drinks with Fruity Ice Cubes Although basic lemo ...more
First off, don't be frustrated. YOU CAN DO IT! Contrary to the message in the image above, it's NOT over. It's just beginning. And when it comes to solving the New York Times crossword puzzle, the old cliche does apply: practice makes perfect. I've read quite a few books and ...more
Master mixolgist Chris McMillian teaches you how to make the Kentucky classic, the Mint Julep. The Juelp originated in ancient Persia but as evolved to become an American classic. It needs to be prepared in the classic metal cup which allows for the drink to get properly cold. ...more
You've had a whiskey sour before, right? It's a classic. Why not try a new twist on an old favorite? You'll love the nice crisp flavor of the rosemary, along with the tartness of the grapefruit and lime. This cocktail will help cool you off in hot summers! An aromatic rosemar ...more
Yankee Magazine Food Editor Annie B. Copps starts this refreshing summer beverage with her own Beach Rose & Ginger Vodka infusion. Then she uses cranberry lemonade which gives Annie's beverage a dreamy pink hue. This is what how2heroes wants to drink on a hot summer's day! Mak ...more
You know what a mojito needs? Raspberries! To make this drink, you will need: 5-6 mint leaves (plus a sprig for garnish), 3/4 ounces grenadine, 1 ounce fresh lime juice, 2 ounces raspberry vodka, a bar muddler and a cocktail shaker. Make a delicious Raspberry Summer Crush cock ...more
Nothing ruins beer like hot sunshine, but nothing makes a summer beach trip better than drinking an ice cold beer. You don't need to bring a fridge for keeping your alcohol cold - just use science! Pack a cooler with ice and rock salt to keep your favorite beverage perfectly c ...more
Pimm's cup originated in London in the 19th century and is a delicious summertime drink. A perfect summertime cocktail which is easy to make and great to drink! Ingredients: Pimm's liquor lemon juice simple syrup fruit (strawberry, blueberry, blackberry, orange, lime, lemon, ...more
In this video Myriam from Short and Sweet will show you how to make a delicious pina colada perfect for the summer. The pina colada is a popular cocktail from Puerto Rico which has had changes in its recipe over time, however the modern pina colada is considered to be a mix of ...more
Not many people can drink vodka straight, and that's were fruit infusions come in, and one of the best infusions for vodka is the raspberry. Raspberries create a great-flavored vodka, which can be used for a variety of mixed drinks. This vodka infusion has the fresh juiciness ...more
If you’re looking for a new drink to make your signature then with summer just around the corner you have to try a Campari and soda. This drink is easy to make and is popular and refreshing because of the soda water and the fresh lime. Watch this video to learn how to make a ...more
Make your own personalized coasters using Scrabble tiles! You design them, so they can say anything you want them to! Pick a theme and make a set or make each coaster completely different from the rest. What You'll Need Scrabble tiles Glue gun Squares of wood or cork (about ...more
I am writing this quick post in response to the recent earthquakes and tsunamis that are affecting Japan. As soon as the news broke, and we began to hear of tsunami warning for our area, I immediately realized how under prepared I was for a natural disaster. The thing that dro ...more
Want to make an Indian Summer like a champion bartender? This clip will show you how it's done. With the proper technique, mixing the perfect drink can be easy. So easy, in fact, that this free video bartenders' guide can present an overview of the process in about a minute's ...more
A watermelon spritzy is just like summer itself: effervescent, light, and cheery. Composed of grenadine, lemon lime soda, some mint, and watermelon, this tangy drink is great for humid summer days lounging by the pool. The drink can also be served at BBQs for an unexpected com ...more
In this clip, Bobby shows you how to make a completely delicious drink for the summer time. Bobby tackles the classic mojito and shows you how to make it like a real Cuban would. So, mix it up and enjoy the summertime with this refreshing cocktail.
Always use the freshest ingredients you possibly can when mixing specialty mixed drinks. In this case, the fresh honeydew melon and key lime juice really help to make a very fresh drink. This is a delicious mixed drink, great for summer evenings. Watch this mixology tutorial & ...more
This easy to make drink, is not only full of great flavors, and a wonderfully refreshing drink during the summer. Lower in alcohol content than most drinks it is a good introduction cocktails. You will need a Pimm's and lemonade (lemon lime soda or ginger ale). Watch this vide ...more
The Gin Basil Smash is a German summer cocktail that will cool your down and get you going. This video will show you how to make one, and watch up because it is a little more complicated than most drinks.
Orangeade is exactly what it sounds like: "Orange-ade". Which means it's not just your standard orange juice. It's that and so much more! In this video recipe, you'll learn just how to make this refreshing summer cool drink. Chloe Rosen pays tribute to her grandfather with thi ...more
Andrea Lowell from VH1 Surreal Life, makes a delicious drink, called a pineapple cocktail. A pineapple cocktail is best to drink on a warm summer's day while lying in a hammock.
American Bartenders School shows how to make this popular summer time blue rum drink - the Electric Lemonade.
Loose waves are the hair signature/calling card of summertime beauty, so indulge yourself in this sex goddess inspired look by watching this tutorial. Using a curling iron and a lot of fluffing out, you'll create shiny, capacious hair that does the flirting for you. This look ...more
Just in time for summer, Playboy Playmate Lindsey Vuolo, Miss November 2001, shows us a thing or two about the family of drinks known as daiquiris. Lindsey Vuolo shows how to make the perfect daiquiri. All you need is rum and lime to make any of the drinks in the daiquiri fam ...more
Dan Vincent, a bartender in Laguna Beach, CA shows you how to make specialty martinis for you, your friends and family in this video cocktail-mixing tutorial. This specialty drink just needs four ingredients, and is great for the summer. To make the pomegranate martini, you wi ...more
Vodka, cucumber, mint, lime, soda water and sugar combine to make a really refreshing summer cocktail. Take a tour of the Oyster Bar in Nelson, New Zealand, and pick up a great drink recipe from their resident bartender. Watch this video beverage-making tutorial and learn how ...more
This is a tutorial on how to make a shrimp from a drinking straw and a pair of scissors. This is a nifty arts and crafts project for the summer, or doing on the side of the road for money. Everyone will be astounded by your shrimp-making skills.
In this video learn how to make a delicious recipe for Irish coffee ice cream, with Irish whiskey, instant espresso, coffee ice cream and whipped cream. This specialty drink is perfect for any hot summer day.
Go from solid cubes to melted shards by crushing ice for cocktails in this way. Some cocktails call for crushed ice rather than ice cubes. Crushed ice melts quicker, and makes more of a slushy drink that is perfect for summer coolers. Watch CHOW Kitchen Editorial Assistant Am ...more
Whip up creamy pina coladas and a strawberry daiquiri in this mixology demonstration of frozen drinks and summer cocktails. Bartender Chris Bokelberg teaches bartending lessons in Bottoms Up. The all purpose, easy to mix, easy to drink margarita. A simple recipe that comes o ...more
With its psychedelic name and shocking color, an Electric Lemonade might be a mind-blowing potion dreamed up by some mad hippie scientist—but who cares? It's a great drink to light up your summer night.
Anthony Caporale presents this concoction in honor of the Summer Solstice, along with instruction in the bartending technique of layering. He does 5 layers, and to top it all off, sets the drink on fire.
Simon Adams and VideoJug demonstrate how to make a brandy mint float cocktail -- an ideal after-dinner drink! Alternatively, relax on your terrace and watch another summer's day wind down. First, prepare the rocks glass then add the white creme de menthe and brandy. Then serve ...more
Laura Caddoo and VideoJug demonstrate how to make a Diablo Hell Fire cocktail. A refreshing cocktail, devilishly delicious on a hot summer's day. You'll need ginger ale, creme de cassis, cachaca rum, and 1 lime to make this drink. Make a Diablo Hell Fire cocktail. Click throug ...more
A long, refreshing cocktail made with tequila, lemon juice, egg white and soda water. A great drink to make whether you are a bartender or hosting your very own summer party. You will also need ice cubes, a chopping board, knife, squeezer, cocktail shaker, strainer, and a Coll ...more
Learn how to make a Spicy Mojito. This cool drink can be great during the summer. Use lime, chile pepper, and crushed ice and so much more to make a great drink. Make a Spicy Mojito. Click through to watch this video on discovery.com
Heat Illness in Young Athletes: Detection and Prevention From recreational activities to free-play to team sports to camps, outdoor activities during the summer have one thing in common--the heat... Heat related illness is responsible for thousands of summer emergency room ...more
Don't spend your hard earned money purchasing popsicles at the grocery store this summer; make your own! While we wouldn't turn down a Creamsicle, making popsicles at home means you'll be using all natural ingredients and no harsh chemicals and food dyes, meaning your kids wil ...more
Besides being able to keep food cool and fresh for days, a fridge can also do much more. One feature that many are coming equipped with is an area for drinking water. This makes it easier to get a hold of nice, cool water during a hot summer day. But of course you need a filte ...more
Ponytails are often hairstyles associated with summer because they're super easy to do, take care of, and wipe all the pesky hairs off your face so you can focus on more important things like swimming and sipping your margarita and looking cute doing it in front of the cabana ...more
The third season of "True Blue" just kicked off last week, which means hot chicks and shirtless guys. Though many of the character spend most of the show rather, um, naked, which takes up most of our attention, next time you watch the HBO series you should also pay attention t ...more
Having a patio party this Fourth of July? Kick off Independence Day with a celebratory drink in hand by mixing yourself and your guests this strawberry creamsicle martini. Host Sandra Lee of "Semi-Homemade" teaches you how to mix a summery, creamsicle-inspired drink that comp ...more