Living the Country Life

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The lemonade stand is always popular at the fair! Shake some up for yourself and save calories by using sugar substitute if you wish.
Number of Servings: 1 Serving Size: 16 ounces Start to Finish: 10 min 1 lemon, cut into 4 wedges 2 Tbsp sugar, or sugar substitute equivalent 1 cup ice 1/2 cup cold water 1...
Take advantage of the fresh produce in your garden and at the farmer's market this summer by making these refreshing cocktails!
Strawberries and mint are muddled together to make the base of this refreshing drink.
Makes 1 seving 2 Strawberries 1 Sprig of mint 3/4 ounce Light agave nectar 1 3/4 ounces Citrus vodka 3/4 ounce Lemon juice 1. In a shaker, muddle together mint and strawberries, then add...
What could be better than a margarita on a hot summer night? A watermelon margarita!
Number of Servings: 16 Watermelon cubes, (if desired) Kosher salt 10 to 11 lime wedges 3 cups Triple Sec or other orange liqueur 2 to 3 cups tequila 1 1/2 cups freshly squeezed lime...
Use tomatoes, basil, and cucumbers from your garden to make a tangy bloody Mary!
Number of Servings: 2 Serving Size: 6 ounces Prep: 15 min Chill: 30 min to 1 hr 1 3/4 cups coarsely chopped heirloom or vine-ripened tomatoes (3 to 4 medium tomatoes) 5...
Grapefruit has such a fresh, summery flavor. Pair it with rosemary from your herb garden in this sweet-tart cocktail.
Number of Servings: 2 Hands On: 10 min Total Time: 1 hr 10 min Ice 5 ounces freshly squeezed grapefruit juice 5 ounces dry gin 3/4 ounce rosemary syrup 2 rosemary sprigs 1...
Change the taste of this refreshing cocktail by using different types of mint, like the pineapple mint pictured.
Number of Servings: 8 Start to Finish: 10 min 8 black tea bags 1/3 cup fresh mint leaves 1/3 cup lime juice 2/3 cup dark rum 1/4 cup honey Ice cubes 1. Place tea bags and mint...
Fresh honeydew melon and melon liqueur give this cocktail a summery flavor your guests will love!
Number of Servings: 6 Serving Size: 1 cup Yield: 5 1/2 cups Prep: 15 min 4 cups cubed fresh honeydew melon 1/4 cup cream of coconut 1 1/4 cups pineapple juice 1/2 cup...
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It's cold out. Crazy cold. The high tomorrow is supposed to be NEGATIVE 6, with wind chills of -35. That's just not right. We got some snow yesterday, which meant I didn't make my...
The ancestor of all fermented drinks has been around as long as we’ve had bees
Wine is an alcoholic beverage made with grapes, water, and yeast. Mead is sort of the same thing, except the fermentable sugars come from honey instead of grapes. Like wine, mead can be produced dry...