I love to make fresh water prettier and taste it too by using awesome herbs and or flowers.
I prepare them in a pitcher, serve it by the glass in old time jars (from an antique mall) or in a gorgeous goblet. Today my recipe is with rosemary, mint and flowers.Organic or home grown is best. I rinse the herbs first and clip what I want to add to the water.It is so fun and refreshing too. I don’t use ice. I use fresh bottled water that is room temperature. I allow the herbs to mesh with the water and infuse it with the aroma and flavor. My fave’s are mint,rosemary,peppermint,fruits,veggies and flowers. If you want to use ice in it once this is infused and prepared of course you can do so.
As for flowers I buy flowers that are edible and I buy them at WholeFoods Market just for decoration no infusion needed but they do make a lovely addition. Most of the box mix contain marigolds and pansies. So colorful!
And the best part? YOU can actually eat them.
If you’re looking for a fun thing to or to do with your family or sweetie this summer…this is a wonderful thing to do together and tasty too.
I also like to place them in an ice cube tray one flower per cube space and freeze. Pop on in your next drink or add flower cubes to your festive summer punch bowls. So FUN to do and pretty to look at while you sip away. Please note: these flowers are edible. read the box from the store. AND I do not eat the rosemary etc. only the flowers that are edible. Or you can just look at them and enjoy the colorful sight in your glass or pitcher.
Today we serve our spa guests a really delicious punch that looks UGLY but tastes so good! They LOVE the name.By the way, we made it up. I did it because we own a SPA and thought it was perfect!
Maybe you have tried it before. But in case you have not here is the chic and easy recipe.
1 container of rainbow sherbet
1 2 liter of a lemon lime soda (Sprite or 7UP)
1 container of Cool Whip topping
Place the sherbet and soda in a glass pitcher (see through works best)
Stir. Place in freezer.When you are about to serve. Take it out of the freezer and leave on counter a few minutes to thaw. Next pour a serving into mini plastic black witch cauldrons. They are found six for $1.00. Add lime green or orange straws you cut to fit the cauldron.We like to use the bendable kind.
LAST… before serving add a spoonful of the Cool Whip on top.
The reason it looks ugly is when the rainbow sherbet mixes with the soda it makes a dreary spooky HALLOWEEN shade like drink.
They will squeal with delight!Serve to your family or your guests. Cool and yummy in the tummy.