Lauren’s Favorite Summer Cocktails!

by Lauren Townsend for The Aha! Connection

My favorite summer cocktails are PINK!

There is nothing worse than cracking open a watermelon only to find it’s not as sweet as you’d like. Cube that bad boy up and throw it in your freezer. Add to a blender with lime juice and zest and rosé. (You may have to do a couple batches).… Read More »

Three Decades, One Blend: The Story Behind Chick-fil-A Iced Tea

Source:  Inside Chick-fil-A

A Southern specialty with international roots, it’s a recipe that remains unchanged.

When Ronnie Osborne steps off the plane in South America, he’s on a mission. A microbiologist by training, he’s now one of the country’s most respected tea buyers, and part of a team responsible for ensuring every glass of iced tea poured at a Chick-fil-A restaurant nationwide has the same color and flavor as the original blend selected more than three decades ago.… Read More »

Melon Berry Blast Pops

Source:  Kroger mail


  • 2 cups cubed watermelon
  • 2 cups raspberries
  • 1/2 cup full-fat canned coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice


  • Blend watermelon, raspberries, coconut milk, honey and lime juice in blender.  Pour mixture through fine sieve into pitcher, pressing it through with back of spoon as necessary.  Then pour puree into popsicle molds and freeze until firm. 
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Cranberry Margaritas

From 12/13 December Southern Living

Dip rims of 6 (8 oz) glasses in 1 tablespoon cranberry juice; dip rims in sugar to coat.  Fill glasses with ice.  Process 1 & 1/2 cups fresh cranberries (or thawed frozen cranberries), 3/4 cup tequila, 3/4 cup cranberry juice, 3/4 cup fresh lime juice, 1/2 cup orange liqueur (Triple Sec), and 1/3 cup sugar in a blender 30 seconds. … Read More »

Patriotic Drink for Kids

Click here to see original article in Family Fun Magazine

With a steady hand and some colorful drinks, you can create a tasty, multilayered concoction. The secret is in selecting liquids with varying amounts of sugar, since those that contain more (such as soda) are denser than those with less (such as diet drinks). And that makes it possible to actually stack one on top of another (for a little while, anyway — then they’ll start to blend).… Read More »