Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Heat Wave...

It's June...but down here in the South it already feels like August. I have a feeling its going to be a really hot...long summer. So, if you are hosting any parties in the next couple of months you have got to keep your guests COOL! I'm sure your guests will be frequenting the bar to help stay cool, so why not add a little spice to your bar with this "cool" DIY project from Martha Stewart?
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Here are the directions for tackling this look for your bar:
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Place a full bottle into a fully opened cardboard half-gallon milk carton. Insert flowers or thinly sliced fruit (we've used nasturtiums, lemons, and limes) around the bottle, filling one third of the carton. Pour water into the container, just covering the fruit and flowers. Place the carton upright in the freezer. When the liquid is completely frozen, add another layer of fruit and very cold water, and freeze. Repeat, filling and freezing a third of the carton at a time, which prevents all the fruit and flowers from floating to the top until the water reaches the bottle's neck. Remove from the freezer when it's time to serve the vodka: Cut away the milk carton with a utility knife; wrap a dinner napkin around the bottle's base, and serve the vodka with slices of lemon zest tied in knots.
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Images via Martha Stewart

2 comments:

  1. Ooooh - I like that. Oh Martha, always with the sauce...

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