False ME249 Discovery Trying new things is a definite trend this summer so add some diversity to your party with beer flights. Why have one when you can try three? Set up shooter glasses and fill with different beers to sample this summer’s “ it” drink. Beer has replaced wine as the taster drink. Serve with small, salty foods such as chips, mini chicken lettuce wraps or pretzel sandwiches. Another fresh step is the latest in healthy eating. Take it one more than organic and serve foods high in antioxidants to brighten skin and detoxify the body. Berries like pomegranate, blackberries and blueberries add exciting flavors to classic cocktails and are great for your body. Instead of munching on nuts, why not include these protein- rich ingredients in your entrees? Pine nuts are a great source of nutrition, and are delicious in pesto, or sprinkled on top of a salad. Summer’s the time to kick back and relax, so have fun with your food and let the vitamin- rich drinks flow. Summer Chill- Out Foods By Stephanie Edwartoski Design Cuisine catering company has all of the quick tricks to heat up your party in order to keep it cool. Forget pregame, this summer is all about the after party. What’s the recipe for success? Grab a couple friends, or pack the yard and supply with quick, easy food/ cocktail combos. Think small to hit it big: this summer mini- entrees are the essentials. Shrinking down lets people eat a variety of dishes. Crab cakes, sandwiches, gourmet veggies and lettuce wraps all make for good finger food, but are also a more substantial option. Make them unique with exotic herbs and spices. Shrink dessert too, like with brownies topped with chili- cocoa crumbs served with a chipotle martini. from Design Cuisine www. designcuisine. com
False ME250 Ice Cream: Cordially Yours, D. I. Y. Sundaes Vanilla bean ice cream scooped into small bowls and served with an array of “ Do It Yourself” toppings to include wild Morello cherries in Kirsch, Kahluah chocolate fudge sauce, Frangelica hazelnut brittle, crushed Amaretto cookies, sweet coconut rum macaroons and fresh whipped cream with cinnamon schnapps. Anti- oxidant Cocktails: Shades of Summer Purple Mojo: A combination of seven antioxidant berries to include: Black Cherry, Pomegranate, Black Currant, Purple Plum, Cranberry, Blueberry and Acai blended white rum, freshly squeezed lime, simple syrup and mint leaves. Heart’s Delight: Radiant Nutrisoda blended with vodka, orange juice, cranberry juice and a strawberry heart garnish. Tangerine Tonic: Light rum, fresh tangerine puree, lime juice, simple syrup, and a splash of Mandarine Napoleon and club soda with sprigs of fresh mint.