Have you ever had a blackberry that’s been floating around in frozen lemonade? Sooooooo good. I was dropping more berries in my drink just so they could soak up more lemonade flavor and coldness (does that make sense?) and I could eat them.
Also, did you see “The Good Girl” with Jennifer Aniston? That’s what I think of when I eat blackberries.
Aniston eats poison blackberries in the end and dies (I think she dies? Am I right?) Weird movie but I kind of liked it. And if you didn’t see it. I totally just ruined it. Doh. Sorry!
So this frozen drink. I drank it/ate it with a spoon on my back porch this weekend one day when it was 100 degrees outside. It was exactly what I needed.
I used a can of lemonade from concentrate and a can of Izze sparkling blackberry and some fresh blackberries. It was perfect.
It was easy too. I used my ninja blender but any regular blender will do.
I made the flavor layers separately and then spooned them in so it would look pretty. But, you could mix them together and I think it would taste the same.
You could also pour a shot of something boozy on top and make it extra special. I’m thinking coconut rum would be REALLY good on top.
I posted this Instagram shot when I was drinking it and I am obsessed with it. The colors! The flowers. Can’t you just tell it was 100 degrees out?
Cheers to the weekend. TGIF for real. It’s been a long week. Lets make some more frozen drinks.
I’ve been brainstorming on this shot for awhile and I wasn’t sure how they were going to turn out but I think they are perfect. No one really eats a whole huge strawberry all at once. It makes sense to cut it in half so that it’s perfectly one bite.
You can arrange them in a circle, square or ever a star on a serving plate for the perfect presentation!
Unlike last year, we really stuck to the plan to not throw a huge party. Austin is in constant motion. Running, playing, laughing, whacking things just always moving.
Keeping him stuck in the house and inviting a bunch of our friends would not be fun for him at all. Throwing an outdoor party with activities for kids didn’t make sense either because he doesn’t have school friends yet and our friends typically have kids that are older or younger.
Like 90 degree, don’t even try and do you hair, melt your jello shots weather. We are looking at five straight days of this kind of heat here in DC. A perfect time to talk about things that beat the heat. Like hydrating fresh watermelon.
Or not so hydrating boozy watermelon jello shots! I made them for Austin’s non-birthday party, birthday party. (More photos of that coming soon)
My mom got this mold free with a Jell-O purchase a long time ago at the grocery store. I’ve been staring at it in my pantry trying to figure out what the heck I could make with it.
I can finally give you a little peek into my jello shot cookbook! You know it’s been driving me crazy to have to keep it a secret.
Okay, so like I said before all the chapters are organized around every reason you could possibility have to have a partay! Fourth of July? I got you. Birthday? No problem. Cinco de Mayo? Si seniorita.
ALSO, because I am so excited and this is such a big deal (once in a lifetime!) I decided to do a giveaway of all of my favorite things. None of this would be happening if it weren’t for you and I want to thank you!
2. Lindt HELLO Chocolate Bars. Have you guys ever had these? Strawberry Cheesecake, brownies, cookies and cream … all of the best things ever stuffed inside a chocolate bar. Heaven. I hide them in the top drawer of my dresser. Don’t judge.