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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Dragonfly


I am sharing a delicious mocktail I created today. I love a good cocktail as much as the next person, but I am very much a lightweight drinker and don't think every drink has to be laced with alcohol to be fun and festive. I really hate when I go to restaurants and order a virgin drink and they bring it to me in a kiddie glass, devoid of any embellishment or a pretty fluted glass. 

I love drinking out of pretty fluted glasses, no matter what I am drinking. I have such fun creating  festive drinks, giving them cute names and making
them look appealing and tempting to the eye.
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 After all, we taste with our eyes first, right?

Here is a delicious non-alcoholic drink, with a sugared rim and a cute little umbrella! And of course, you can make this a very grown up drink by simply adding a shot of rum, vodka, patron, etc.

I call this drink "Dragonfly" because it reminds me of the brightly colored green and blue dragon flies that I often saw flying around the pond on my grandmothers farm in rural Louisiana. This is very easy to make and perfect for those hot summer days:-)

Dragonfly

1 cup sugar
1 envelope unsweetened blue rasberry lemonade mix
7 cups water
 1 6 ounce can frozen lemonade
1 46 ounce can  unsweetened Pineapple juice chilled
1 2 litter bottle Ginger Ale

Stir the first four ingrediens together in a 2 quart pitcher. Pour evenly into ice cube trays and
freeze until solid.  Combine pineapple juice and gingerale. Pour into glasses over the blue lemonade ice cubes. This becomes more flavorful and delicious as the blue cubes melt into the ginger ale.

Note: Wait a few moments for the cubes to slightly melt into the ginger ale before serving.



Doesn't this look amazing?



Thirsty yet?



Go ahead.....obey your thirst:-)
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35 comments:

Alexus said...

OH WOW YUMMY! IT LOOKS DELICIOUS! GREAT JOB.


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Nothing Lasts Forever said...

Thank's for your sweet comment ! This looks so refreshing and it's so beautiful for a summer party ! Keep checking out : http://nothinlasts.blogspot.com/

Shasie said...

This looks amazing! If I wanted to make this for a group of people for a party this would be a great idea!

Shasie
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Jennifer Fabulous said...

I love mocktails even more that cocktails these days! (I really, really hate the gross feeling in the morning after a few drinks, lol).

This one looks delicious and is such a pretty color as well! It reminds me of the beach. :)

Thanks for the recipe!

Bonnie said...

This looks so beautiful. I don't think I could even drink it.

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Punctuation Mark said...

that looks like a great summer drink!

Catina said...

That looks soooooo good!! Yum!

B.Inspired said...

Thank you so much for dropping by www.bravoerunway.com today! I am in LOVE with your sight and this drink looks absolutely delish! Easy to make too! Count me in as the 180th follower!

Hope you'll make an appearance at the runway and you'll become a follower ;)

Inez of Style Chic....360 said...

looks so yummy'

Jen said...

Delicious and yummy! Found you on IFB!

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Francesca R said...

Wow....I am thirsty right now!!
Love this drink!
xx
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Kitchen Belleicious said...

YEP! I am thirsty, boy does that look like the ultimate drink for any day, any time and any occasion! it is beautiful too!

Paola said...

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Fashionista said...

You and that drink in your hand,now that is summer chic!
Diane

Silver Strands said...

I am a non-drinker, so I LOVE it when I see great recipes like this - especially when the presentation is so inviting. Thanks for the visit to my blog, and please come back often!

PS - I'm your newest follower :)

Chandra M. said...

This looks absolutely delicious! I am going to have to try this one for sure!
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Fashion Me Chic said...

I am ready to go get me a drink in the middle of the afternoon.
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LA Lynn's said...

This is most def the drink for me as I do not drink A-A-Alcohol!!!! lol

~Looks YUMMY!!!!!

Katie said...
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Katie said...

jammi gonna try that asap!
love the blog!follow!
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oomph. said...

i totally agree...hate getting virgin drinks in water glasses. i love sipping even water out of a wine glass!

this recipe sounds and looks delicious. will be bookmarking this one.

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NRC♥ said...

I like the look of this... yummy

NRC♥ said...

I like the look of this... yummy

J'Adore Fashion said...

It really looks great!


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Danielle Celeste Couture said...

That is amazing!

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Syrious said...

mmmm looks super tasty!!
and i also love the color!!!
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Lynzy said...

This drink looks so delicious. Definitely something to think about making this weekend! Loving your blog, Happy 4th!

xo Lynzy
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yummychunklet said...

OMG, how did I miss all these post??? Pesky Google Reader! This drink looks so yummy! And that fun turquoise color is something you don't see every day.

Lauren and Julie said...

Looks delicious and the perfect color for July 4th weekend!

Audrey Allure said...

I'm bookmarking this recipe! That drink looks so refreshing & perfect for summer days.

Fashion Meets Food said...

That drink looks absolutely divine!

xo

Teddi said...

not only is it pretty. it sounds divine delish!

angiejenkins2011 said...

This looks so good it doesn't make sense! And yes I am thirsty just looking at it. I have a lot of friends that don't drink and this is a great drink recipe to serve. You do everything with such style. I love it!

lil miss Sauniya' said...

it looks so appealing!! thanks for the recipe :P :)

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