Best Drinks for your Tumblers...

There’s still plenty of summer nights and lake days ahead, these tumblers are perfect for wine or whatever your fave summer drink is.... 

I'm loving these infused summer drinks from the one and only Joanna Gaines . Two of my favorites include the Blueberry Lemonade and Watermelon Mint! 

Blueberry Lemonade

  • 2 ½ quarts of water
  • ¾ cup of white sugar
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice ( approx. 7 lemons)
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blackberries ( approx. 15 blackberries)

In a large pot heat water and sugar while stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat, stir in lemon juice. Chill. Puree blackberries in a blender with 1 tbsp of water. Stir into chilled lemonade. Garnish with a fresh blackberry and serve chilled over ice.

Watermelon Mint Lemonade

  • 1 ½ quarts water
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (approx. 4 lemons)
  • 5 to 6 cups of watermelon, cubed
  • 2 sprigs of mint

In a pot on high heat, bring sugar and water to a light boil until the sugar is dissolved and your mixture is clear—this will be your simple syrup. Turn off the heat and toss in the sprigs of mint. Allow mint to steep for 15 minutes, then remove it from your simple syrup and discard sprigs. Allow mint-infused syrup to cool for about 10 minutes and then pour into your blender with the watermelon. Blend until smooth and then pour mixture through a fine sieve into a pitcher to get rid of any unwanted seeds or pulp. Add lemon juice to the pitcher and stir. Serve immediately over ice with a sprig of mint for garnish.

Summer is here in Kansas City and if you're trying to keep anything cold, you'll need an insulated tumbler. In case you missed the launch, I added insulated tumblers in fun colors for the summer (and year round) with fun hand lettered phrases. 

Speaking of drinks, I'm giving up Coke and it's pretty awful.

What's your go-to drink and how in the world do you make water taste better?!