Summer is in full swing, so it’s time to cool off with this Blueberry Coconut Sparkler! This drink recipe is refreshing and fun…and perfect for the 4th of July!
Can you believe that Summer is almost officially here? Come this Saturday, Spring will be officially over, and it’ll be time to kick off Summer with a bang! Can we just talk for a minute about the dates when seasons begin and end? I don’t know about you, but I feel like Summer has been here for a while now…and I live in upstate New York. If you live down South, then you’ve probably felt like Summer began back in, oh, March. I guess the dates work for some parts of the world…just not where I’ve ever lived.
Speaking of Summer, do you have any awesome vacations planned? Perhaps a trip to the beach? Or maybe a family reunion? Speaking of vacays, I just learned about an awesome sweepstakes that Celebrity Cruises is hosting. The prize? A 7-night European cruise! I don’t know about you, but cruising around Europe for a week is pretty much my idea of a perfect vacation! Add in the fact that all of the menus on board are created by James Beard featured chefs, and I’m in heaven!
Anyhoo, Summer is officially here, and that means it’s time to officially party! July 4th weekend is not far away now, so it’s time to start mentally arranging all of the awesome grilled foods and desserts you are going to have for the holiday weekend. But in your quest to plan the perfect party, don’t forget to make some festive drinks!
Remember the sweepstakes that Celebrity Cruises is hosting? Well, one of the ways to enter is to Tweet a picture (using the hashtag #SailWithCelebrity) of an original culinary dish that inspires your global palette. Maybe you have a killer pasta recipe, or perhaps a decadent macaroon recipe that leaves everyone begging for more…well, snap a picture of it and enter the sweepstakes. Hey, you never know! As for me, this Blueberry Coconut Sparkler would be perfect on board a Celebrity Cruise…no matter the destination!
I mentioned last week that I just got back from visiting my Mom and sister (and my sister’s new baby!) down in Nashville. While we were there, my sis and I decided that we needed festive drinks. (And since my sister just had a baby, who am I to argue with her!? She pretty much can have whatever she asks for these days!) After a bit of rummaging around in the cabinet and a quick trip to the store for berries, this Blueberry Coconut Sparkler suddenly appeared in our hands. Don’t you just love it when that happens?
Don’t forget to enter the Celebrity Cruises “Global Gourmet” Sweepstakes. I would love to hear that a Spiced reader went over and won the cruise! All you have to do is post an original culinary creation to Twitter with the hashtag #SailWithCelebrity. You can also enter via Instagram if you prefer. You never know…maybe you’ll be cruising around Europe soon. (And if you win, then you have to promise to at least send me pictures!)
So get out there this weekend and whip up a batch of these festive Blueberry Coconut Sparklers! Here’s to awesome vacations, the official start of Summer and hopefully a cruise! Cheers!
Join the Twitter Party with @TastingTable on July 1st at 4pm for a chance to win some awesome Top Chef prizes.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored on behalf of Celebrity Cruises, but all opinions and ideas are my own.