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DIY: Pretty Up Your Punch

diy pretty up your punchWith summer just around the corner, it’s a perfect time to bust out the punch bowl.  Since there are so many delicious drinks to mix up for the summer season, I wanted to show an easy way to pretty up your drinks for summer entertaining.  For this example, I used a classic lemonade mix. diy lemonade recipe

Lemonade Ingredients:

  • 2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice, strained
  • 8 cups cold water (to dilute)
  • Simple Syrup mix: 2 cups sugar, dissolved into 1.5 cups boiling water; cooled

Additionally, you will need:

  • Bundt pan
  • Mix of fresh, edible flowers (I used violas)
  • Ice cube tray
  • Punch bowl

Directions:

Juice and strain your lemons, then mix with water to dilute. Once the simple syrup has cooled (and thickened), add to your lemonade and stir to mix. Using a bundt pan, place a handful of your flowers in the pan and fill about halfway (approx. 3 cups) with lemonade. Freeze overnight.

lemonade ice

Do the same for your ice-cube tray, placing a flower in each cube. Freeze overnight.  As you’ll see, it’s best to put the flowers face-up in the tray.lemonade flower ice cubes

Once your ice is set, run the bottom of the bundt pan under hot water. The lemonade ice ring should easily come out.  Place your ice ring into your punch bowl and add in the remainder of your lemonade mix. Place the ice cubes into individual glasses and serve. pretty punchlemonade flower ice cubes

5 Comments

  1. thelittleleaf

    May 22, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    Wow these photos are gorgeous, I love those ice cubes. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Mollie

    July 22, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    Ok, that’s it, I’m following you on Bloglovin 🙂 Love, love your style.

  3. Mollie

    July 22, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    Err, twitter at least!

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