Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Favorite Finds: Great Pitchers & Glassware for Summer

I can't think of anything better than an iced cold drink on a hot, steamy summer day.  Here's a solid line-up of well-styled pitchers and glasses to outfit your beverage of choice -- whether it be water, sparkling water with lime, fresh strawberry lemonade, *unsweetened* iced tea with mint, white wine sangria or something a little stronger.  Obviously, I wouldn't leave you hanging for something stronger...scroll down to check out my recipe for lemonade vodka spritzers with fresh mint (they're killer).  Find more summertime drink recipes in my new book, The Cheater's Diet

1. Aino Glass Pitcher & Glasses | Moma Design Store, $125 for pitcher
2. Clouded Carafe and Tse Tase Glasses | Horne, $140
3. Roost Recycled Glass Bubble Collection | Velocity Art & Design, $242 for pitcher, $9 per tumbler
4. Chacha Pitcher | Crate and Barrel, $29.95
5. Curved Glasses, Leonardo Design Team | Moma Design Store, $70 per set
6. Tetra Water Glass | Global Table, $12 each 
7. Hobnail Pitcher from Prague | Apartment 48, $125

Lemonade Vodka Spritzers with Fresh Mint
Serves 8

2/3 cup fresh mint leaves
2/3 cup sugar
1 ½ cups vodka
1 cup fresh lemon juice
2 cups club soda

Muddle the mint and sugar in a large pitcher.
Add the vodka, lemon juice, and club soda.  Shake or stir well and serve over ice.
*For a sweet boost of color and antioxidants, add in 1 cup of fresh strawberries, blueberries or raspberries. 

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