Recipe Exchange: Drinks!

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Apologies for forgetting to post this last week. I am, however, impressed with myself that I made it 9 posts before I finally forgot.


Today’s theme: Drinks! Coffee concoctions, sumptuous smoothies, boozy beverages – if it can be sucked through a straw and is delicious, we want to know how to make it.  This one happened completely by accident, on a drunken weekend at the lake. I put everything in a blender et voilà: deliciousness.

Frozen Stawbermelon Punch

  • 3 c frozen cubed watermelon
  • 3 c frozen sliced strawberries
    • These measurements are approximate (remember the drunken part of the story?) – you want enough frozen fruit to fill the blender about 2/3 full, so that when you put the wine in, the blender is nearly full, but still has some room to move the ingredients around.
  • 1 bottle white wine (my go-to is vinho verde, a Portuguese white – it’s light, refreshing, not to sweet, with a bit of bubble. It’s also hella cheap.)


  1. Put everything into a blender.
  2. Blend.
  3. Drink.