Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Too Many Choices...


I mentioned in my last post that I'm helping throw a Bridal Shower for my sister-in-law on Sunday...

very exciting!

We started planning a couple of months ago, but now it's time for final decisions to be made.

Back in June, I ran across a post about lemonade from goodLife {Eats} and immediately posted it on my Tumblr. I knew that this would be a great option for the outdoor garden party that we were planning!

These look so yummy, not to mention gorgeous...


They are:

(from left to right)

Lavender-Infused Lemonade

Madeline's Lemonade

Watermelon- Lemonade Cooler

Basil Lemonade




*Yum*


Today I decided to explore my options and went browsing for a few more recipes. Ideally we will have three to four different kinds of lemonade to serve.

The problem is, I now have eight recipes that I have to narrow down to four...

Help me?

Please?


Which of these Lemonades would you be most inclined to try?


(click on the title and/or photo to see the recipe)


Blueberry Lemonade with Fresh Mint



This next one is a little bit out there for me,
(I'm not a fan of cucumbers)
but I think it would be quite refreshing...

Cucumber Lemonade



And one more option which, unfortunately,
I don't have a picture for...


Pink Lemonade Champagne Punch



I have some favorites of the bunch,
but I'm curious what you favor.

I'm looking forward to seeing what you think!

Thanks, in advance, for your help!




27 comments:

Jessica said...

Those drinks all look sooo delish!! :) Wonder if it's acceptable to try a few out on a Wednesday night?

Your cool friend Cheryl said...

I would go with the raspberry or the champagne punch. My sister's shower is in a few weeks and I'm going crazy with decisions, too!

~*~Kate~*~ said...

I'm really thinking the raspberry will be pretty and delicious and the champagne punch too. My third choice would be the blueberry because the colors are so nice together.

They all look great but I have to agree with you on the cucumber.

Lori E said...

Well I often put cucumber slices into my water pitcher. It is sooooo refreshing and thirst quenching.
However it is more of a spa drink than a shower drink.

That beings said I would go for the blueberry one. I would also skewer some blueberries with some lemon rind strips to garnish the glasses.

the haley family said...

Well, I would think about the color theme of the shower. ANY of those sound yummy! So, I would have to go with the one that would look better on the tablescape...?

monkeysmom said...

The raspberry and the pink lemonaide/champagne punch.

duchess said...

I love raspberry lemonade - so refreshing.
Have fun.

Anne Pirlot said...

What a great idea!

I'd go for (in no particular order):

Blueberry Lemonade
Raspberry Lemonade
Tropical Lemonade
Lemonade Champagne Punch (would that be "Champonade?") :)

Debbie said...

I would choose the raspberry, because it looks so good and it is easy to make.

Allyson said...

Champagne, it's pink even!

Carla said...

I would try champagne lemonade, watermelon cooler, tropical, and blueberry because it looks interesting.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I'd go for Raspberry Lemonade or champagne punch. YUM!!! :)

Laura said...

Might be cute to match the drink color to the shower colors? LOVE the sound of the raspberry lemonade - that gets my vote!

Embellished Bayou said...

I would love to try the Raspberry and the Tropical lemonades. And of course the champagne punch one too!

Jenny said...

I read this post this morning before going grocery shopping, and when I got back I made the Madeline's Lemonade.
Absolutely delicious!!
It probably also tastes very yummy with a bit of champagne...

Isabella & Max Rooms said...

Pink Lemonade Champagne Punch! Have a wonderful time! Janell

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

The raspberry lemonade for sure!

Jeny said...

So after letting the Madeline's Lemonade chill for about a day it has turned dark pink now, because of the raspberries. Looks really great!

The Whispering Creek House said...

If you happen to be looking for a lemonade cantister- server that is clear so you can see lemonade.. I found one at bed bath and beyond it was on its own little stand which was nice because you just put you cup under spout and turn the little knob and wallaa lemonade! it was only 19.99

Marie said...

Oooh Karla, my mouth was watering over the photo of the Raspberry Lemonade! That would be my pick. Although they all look so refreshing!

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

Vivian said...

I vote for Raspberry (so pretty and summery looking). Madeline's sounds great, too, and also the champagne one. I am sure you will have a fantastic time, whichever you chose!

I recently bought a large Italian jar (glass) at Costco for 25.00. It looks gorgeous filled with lemonade and fruit, I used it at a pool-side dinner for my DD. Spigot works great for serving, too! Just an idea..

Jenn said...

I think your blog is wonderful and I have an award for you at my blog. Love you, babe! Hope to see you at Zumba soon!

KYredhead said...

Curse falling behind on my Google Reader! I would've suggested the coolest shower game for your sister.

Each guest gets a person-shaped cookie and various icing colors & decorations (sprinkles, etc.), then draws an adjective from a bowl. Then they design lingerie on their cookies that go with the words they drew. The bride picks her favorite, and then everybody eats!

Sarah said...

Oh, yummy! My four favourites are the Madeline, Watermelon, Blueberry Lemonade, and the Cucumber. I think the cucumber would be really refreshing, too.

SHURTER'S :) said...

oh this is great! i am having a baby shower for my girl friend on thursday! thanks! i'll use one of these too! :)

bluecottonmemory said...

You have to have regular, good homemade lemonade-that's a must, so that really leaves 3 to choose from. I'd go with red, blue, and champagne! The colors will pop, the flavors diverse! Take pictures!

Geezees Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

love the blueberry lemonade, i want to try that!