The forecast says rain this Monday :( So you may be entertaining inside. Not to worry though, we are bringing you a few ideas to help usher in the Unofficial Start Of Summer and have a fantastic Memorial Day rain or shine!
Check out this fantastic Bar Cart. On clearance and ready to serve!
Refined and full-featured, this bar cart serves up a host of bar storage; and being mobile, it's ready to follow the party wherever it may lead. A stemware rack under the drawer helps to keep glasses secure, while removable inserts store and keep bottles organized. Satin-etched glass surfaces and satin-nickel details intertwine to create a modern piece that is striking yet functional. On clearance now in both locations. Hurry! only one per location in stock!
36H x 39.25W x 18.75D in
Next Check out this cool Tractor Wine Bar. Yes, We said tractor! This unique piece is made from the front end of an old tractor. How about that for a conversation piece:) Front door opens to store your wine. Available in our Southampton location only.
Now that you have your Bar Cart you need something to serve your drinks in. Nothing like some fun Glassware to kick off the summer! Check out these great serving sets to keep your holiday event classy and your guests cool. Finish up the event with this entertaining essential: A Teak & Marble Cheese Platter.
And finally, you need something to put in those glasses. Nothing wrong with a Cocktail or two to bring in summer correctly :) Here are a couple recipes for you to try while you are relaxing with family and friends this Memorial Day.
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup granulated sugar
8 cups diced seedless watermelon (1 pound)
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1 3/4 cups blueberries
3/4 cup lightly packed fresh mint leaves, plus 8 sprigs for garnish
1 1/4 cups silver tequila
How to Make It
In a small saucepan, bring the water to a simmer with the sugar and stir over moderate heat until the sugar is dissolved, about 1 minute; let the sugar syrup cool.
In a blender, puree the watermelon until smooth. Set a fine-mesh strainer over a bowl and strain the watermelon juice, pressing gently on the solids to extract as much juice as possible. Discard the pulp.
In a large pitcher, combine the sugar syrup with the lime juice, blueberries and mint leaves. Using a wooden spoon, lightly muddle the blueberries and mint. Add the watermelon juice and tequila. Refrigerate until chilled, about 2 hours.
Pour the cocktail into tall ice-filled glasses. Garnish with the mint sprigs and serve.
16 ounces limoncello (lemon-flavored liqueur)
12 ounces gin
8 ounces fresh lemon juice
24 paper thin lemon slices
16 ounces chilled club soda
8 mint sprigs
How to Make It
In a pitcher, combine the limoncello, gin and lemon juice. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, at least 2 hours. Press 3 thin lemon slices against the inside of each of 8 collins glasses. Add ice to the glasses. Stir the limoncello mixture and pour it into the glasses. Stir 2 ounces of club soda into each drink and garnish with a mint sprig.
Drink recipes from Food & Wine www.foodandwine.com
Have a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day Weekend!