Happy Sunday and welcome to our virtual pool party.
Thanks so much to the Sunday Supper movement for being our hosts this week.
If you read my blog very often you know that I have been taking a much needed break from writing the past couple of weeks. Only the amazing folks of Sunday Supper could make me sit down at the computer when I’m in the midst of having my summer brain recharge. I’ve got so many recipes made and ready to share but just no impetus to write, ever experience that before?
What I have been doing each week is visiting all of the Sunday Supper participants and LOVING everything they’ve produced. I really hope you do the same thing.
Just like our Farmer’s Market challenge a couple of weeks ago there aren’t many things that say summer more than a party beside a pool.
Snacks, beverages and all manner of treats are just as important as a sunny day and clear water.
I’m always looking for an excuse for a good cocktail and this was a great one.
I had in my head a homemade version of a lime syrup. I love this stuff but the kind that I buy in the grocery store is just laden with all sorts of scary stuff. I usually figure if I can’t understand the ingredients that I really have no business partaking in it.
All my syrup took was water, sugar, limes and a big chunk of ginger. Boil until a thick, pretty brown and let cool. This concoction can last for WEEKS.
What to do with it though.
Well, living in Britain I got a real taste for a thing called lime and lager. Basically lime and a great beer poured over it.
I would strongly advise you to try it.
Want something non-alcoholic?
Just mix a bit of syrup into bubbly water and you have the best gingerale that you’ve ever tried.
- 4 limes
- 3 cups sugar
- 3 cups water
- 3 inches ginger
- Quarter and squish the limes into a heavy bottomed pot with the rest of the ingredients. Bring to a boil and let thicken and turn golden. This will take roughly 30 minutes. Keep an eye on it-sugar on a stove always needs to be respected.
- To make a Lime and Lager: mix 2 T of lime cordial with 8 oz of beer and enjoy! I like to really push the boundaries and fill my cup with tonnes of ice and another wedge of lime.
Refreshing Beverages and Cocktails:
- Beermosas by eating in instead
- Cantaloupe Margarita by Palatable Pastime
- Classic Spanish Sangria by Curious Cuisiniere
- Ginger Peach Sangria with Plums by Whole Food | Real Families
- Lime and Ginger Cordial by Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
- Lime in the Coconut Caipirinha by Cosmopolitan Cornbread
- Minted Limeade with Vodka by Our Good Life
- Mojito Slush by Life Tastes Good
- Pear and Cranberry Orange Cocktail by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Pool Water by From Gate to Plate
- Sparkling Mermaid Lemonade by Simply Healthy Family
- Spiked Blackberry Lemonade by Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch
Appealing Appetizers and Snacks:
- Chip and Dip Sunflowers by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Coconut Key Lime Cheesecake Dip by The Crumby Cupcake
- Eggplant, Spinach and White Bean Dip with Homemade Cheddar Crackers by Caroline’s Cooking
- Grilled Spicy Shrimp with Pineapple Aioli by A Gouda Life
- Low-Carb Turkey Club Bites by Momma’s Meals
- Roasted Corn and Pepper Guacamole by The Redhead Baker
- Roasted Jalapeno Hummus by Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
- Tropical Fruit Quesadillas by Seduction in the Kitchen
- Zesty Tex-Mex Shrimp Cocktail by The Weekend Gourmet
Super Sides and Salads:
- BLT Pasta Salad by A Day in the Life on a Farm
- Mexican Three Bean Salad by Tasting Page
- Olive Tomato Salad by Magnolia Days
- Superfood Crunch Salad by Food Done Light
- Tuna Salad by Recipes Food and Cooking
- Watermelon Brie Salad by Brunch with Joy
Tempting Desserts and Sweets:
- 5 Fantastic Frozen Fruit Pops by Sunday Supper Movement
- Butter Pecan M&M’s Magic Bars by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Pink Lemonade Cupcakes by Sew You Think You Can Cook
- Oatmeal Toffee Cookies by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Sour Cherry Crumb Cake by Pies and Plots
- Swim Ring Cakes by The Freshman Cook
- Under the Sea Dessert by Feeding Big
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