A bubbly drink means it's time to celebrate! Try dressing up the usual hard lemonade with sprigs of rosemary and thyme for a refreshingly different cocktail any time of year. —Moffat Frazier, New York, New York
"Tee time" was deliciously refreshing when we poured this thirst-quenching iced tea at our golf party. I enjoyed coming up with the recipe titles for our theme foods. Even non-golfers know this bright beverage is named for famous young pro Tiger Woods.
-Sue Ann O'Buck, Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania
In Hobson, Montana, Darlene White mixes up this sweet fruity slush using juices, berries and soft drink mix. Then she stores it in the freezer for unexpected company. Simply pour a little citrus soda over scoops of the colorful mixture for frosty and refreshing beverages.
The sunny color of this refreshing punch matched the bright yellow sunflower decorations for my theme dinner. It's easy to stir up, too, which is good new because a few sips may quench your thirst, but your taste buds are sure to be asking for more.
"We had a diabetic child in our church youth group a few years ago and tried to fix snacks that would be within his restrictions but enjoyable for the other kids as well," explains Ruth Tacoma of Falmouth, Michigan. "This punch really fills the bill-you'd never know it's a diabetic drink."
We hope it doesn't bug Mary Herron, but we changed the name of her refreshing beverage to suit this theme menu. "The fruity combination is a nice switch from plain orange juice," says the Meshoppen, Pennsylvania.