05 Aug It’s Here! Refreshment Recipes For Relief Contest
Thanks to one of the bizarre calendar websites I love, I discovered that today is “Work Like A Dog Day.” Today is supposed to be a day to show appreciation for and honor those who carry more than their expected work load. But I think if you’re the one who usually works like a dog then you should celebrate yourself, too!
I can’t think of a better way to thank the work-aholics in your life than by ending “Work Like A Dog Day” with a nice refreshing drink. There’s nothing like a cold beverage to help you wind down after a long day of work – especially during these hot summer days!
Which is why we want to help all you hard-workers out there celebrate “Work Like A Dog Day” with our very own “Refreshment Recipes for Relief” contest!
Don’t worry, you don’t have to work hard to win – all you have to do is submit your favorite summer drink recipe–alcoholic and nonalcoholic are both welcomed!–by posting it in a comment below so everyone can share their favorite recipes right here!
The winner, who will be chosen at random, will win their very own Unbreakable Acrylic Pitcher personalized with the winner’s initial so they can make an impressive statement the next time they serve their favorite signature summer drink!
How To Make The Fruity Furlough
Since you’re working like a dog today and may need help to get your creative juices flowing, I’ll start with my favorite summer drink recipe. Here’s how you make your very own “Fruity Furlough.”
Mix 1 part Pimm’s No. 1 (Pimm’s is a gin-based liquor I came across while on a trip to England and while they may not carry it at all general grocery stores in the U.S., Binny’s Beverage Depot and some other liquor stores do sell it) with 1 part Sprite (Ginger Ale can also be used) and 1 part lemonade. Then slice up 1 whole orange, 1 lime and 1 lemon into little pieces, squeeze the juice into the mixture then drop the slices into the mix to soak.
If you have the time you can chill the drink overnight and let the fruit soak for more flavor, or if you’re expecting your hard working company soon you can serve it right away with a large glass of ice. Either way it’s really yummy! For a nonalcoholic version for you or the kids, you can substitute the Pimm’s with another flavorful juice that will be highlighted by the Sprite and Lemonade. I suggest something out of the ordinary, like pomegranate or pineapple juice. If you can’t find a store that sells Pimm’s you can substitute it with a tasty flavored vodka or amaretto.
The floating fruit makes it look like a beautiful summer sangria! The “Fruity Furlough” is a great recipe to use as the signature drink for your next party. Feel free to change the name of the drink to give your party that personal touch that makes your party stand out from all the rest. For example, your loved one will be really touched when they see you named the drink after them because it’s their bridal shower or birthday. “Erin’s Elixir” or “Paul’s Potion” are just two examples of how you can personalize it.
Display your signature drink proudly in one of our Acrylic pitchers, the prize our contest winner will take home. It will not only be a conversation starter but it can be a beautiful centerpiece, as well!
So let’s hear it! What are your “Refreshment Recipes for Relief?” Submit the name of your drink, the recipe, your name and e-mail in a comment below to win! We’ll accept entries through Wednesday, August 10th so hurry and post your favorite recipe for your chance to win! Try not to work too hard today!