Whew, it sure gets hot and muggy in Kansas. One step out the door and my straightened hair just curls right up! I might as well just give up on it! As I showed you in my patriotic post HERE, I had place settings with empty glasses. Many of you thought that I be putting drinks or my favorite margaritas into my pint canning jars. Nope, I'm saving those for something else. But today I just have to share the drink I'll be serving at my summer picnics. The photo belows shows my beautiful beverages....doesn't it just make your mouth water????? It's so simple and delicious, you'll want to make it all summer long. I've made gallons and gallons of this already, as my family just loves it!!
No more waiting, let's get to the recipe. I found this recipe in a recent Weight Watcher's cookbook but I've changed the name to make it more Mishie like. I named it Easy Squeezy Cranberry Lime Coolers. Here is all cold and fizzy in my nice glasses.
And here it is more country like, all jarred up to go home with some special guests. Of course I had to make a recipe card. I used these Copic Sketch colors to do some coloring on my project:
I knew the little drink glass with ice cubes from Day at the Beach would be fun to color for my recipe card. I took color cues from my first photo above, coloring the bottom of the drink darker, then getting lighter pink at the top and then almost a green (from the Fresca) at the very top. I used a Colorless Blender (0) to blend and soften my colors. I stamped the ice cubes over my colored image using Fresh Snow ink then cut my image out using fine tip scissors. The layers of my 4" x 6" recipe card are PTI Raspberry Fizz (for the cranberry juice), Spring Moss (for the limes) and Stamper's Select White cardstock. I stamped the small lime image onto my white cardstock using Spring Moss Ink. The fun Raspberry Fizz swirl exploding out of the drink is from Fancy Flourishes and has been glitterfied using PTI Glitter. I added a little glitter to the glass to represent glistening drips of goodness! Recipe card was finished off with stitching from my sewing machine.
Easy Squeezy Cranberry Lime Cooler
1-1/3 cups light cranberry juice cocktail, chilled
4(12 oz) cans Fresca
4 lime wedges
Combine cranberry juice cocktail and Fresca in a pitcher. Pour into 4 tall glasses filled with crushed ice, and squeeze a lime wedge over each glass. 4 servings. For individual serving, fill glass half full of crushed ice. Fill 3/4 full with Fresca then top off with cranberry juice cocktail. Squeeze lime wedge on top. This is Michelle’s favorite drink....along with a good margarita.
Note: Fonts used for recipe card and recipe size are listed at the left side bar, just scroll down.
And here's a few photos from my Inspiration File of some cool ways to dispense your drinks. Look at all these fun jars!I love the lemonade in the jar at the left, below. You can find those at The Container Store. And if you zoom in below and look to the left, you can see a clever way to keep individual drinks iced down in a tray of ice. I love that!