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6/30/15

Universal Summer Drink With Luigi Bormioli - #GlassForEveryOccasion - #LBandMe

I'm still trying to find the wine that agrees with me. I've tasted a few and so far, rum and baileys are the only ones that seem to tickle my palate. However, I do love sparkling drinks and the regular water and fruit juices in beautiful and strong glasses!

With young children at home, I usually purchase very strong drinking glasses or cups, that would not shatter easily.  I do not have to tell you how easily children handle things without the awareness of a possible mishap, especially fragile things!

It is so nice to have beautiful glassware on the table when I set the table for dinner or a special occasion.

We live in Cajun country and my mother is visiting with us for a little while. I do make healthy meals here at home and one of the Cajun favorite is Red Beans and Rice.
I wanted to introduce her palate to this specific taste, so I decided to make both introduction of Luigi Bormioli glassware and our Cajun dish in one night!

Everyone oohed and aahed over the Luigi Bormioli glassware! I was very cautious with the usage by the children, especially with their excitement on full tilt! My children are used to the recipe and it's one of their favorites. My mother came on board at first bite :)


The glasses are so beautiful and as we say, we love to hear them sing as we toast :)
The adults get to handle the Bach flute and the kids can carefully use the Bach DOF.


The children asked for their favorite juice in their glassware and the adults kept calm until dessert time :)

As I've learned from a friend of mine, you can always tip something into your orange juice :)


My mother is a very good cook, so it was good to be able to make her do the food moan with the tasting of this new recipe for her.


I really love the feel and elegance of the glassware. It's not too heavy or light and just feels good between the lips.


One of my very favorite drink is one I learned to make in my country. It's a natural, healthy, universal drink that works for any season. My children loves this drink best! I think I must invest in a juicer to make it as often as they desire.
Here is my recipe, use and mix it up as desired. I love that I"m drinking something healthy and good for my body.


Universal Summer Drink - Limeade printable recipe 


With the hot and humid LA heat upon us, it’s all about cool drinks and smoothies. I love having a jug of limeade (lemonade in other countries, but we use limes instead of lemons) chilled and ready to drink. Now that I’m in the United States, I use both lemon and limes together and separately :)

Tip 1: If your limes are hard, roll them on the counter for awhile until they are much more softened. This way you get more juice, and it’s easier on the hands to do the squeezing, if you are not using a juicer.

Tip 2: slice a lime or lemon and put it on the edge of the jug with the lemonade for a beautiful presentation.

Tip 3: You can use this recipe for cocktails, just add your rum or whatever alcohol to the mix and serve over ice.



Ingredients
7 cups cold Water - Or enough in your 12 qt container for the amount of people present.
7 juicy Limes - Use more depending on the ‘tang’ you prefer
2 Lemons
3 cups Brown Sugar or you can use white sugar if you want a nice clear limeade. Or just sweeten to your desired taste as I do
1 Tbsp or so of Molasses - Sometimes I used molasses and MOST times I don’t.

Directions:

1 Using a strainer, squeeze enough limes and your  lemons to make a cup of juice
2. Add squeezed juice, brown sugar, and molasses to the water and stir until all the sugar has dissolved. Taste to ensure goodness.
We prefer a bit more tang, so sometimes I’ll use even more limes.
3. Refrigerate or serve immediately over crushed or cubed ice.

Makes 8 servings


I love these recipes. And I especially love feeling like I"m having my special moment while using these Luigi Bormioli glasses.

If you are just starting a business, want to upgrade your kitchenware, or give a lovely gift. Do consider the beautiful, elegant Luigi Bormioli glassware. They do have many design choices that will fit any purpose.


The company was founded in 1946 by Mr. Luigi Bormioli, who led it to international prominence. The Bormioli family continues his mission: a commitment to great design, traditional Italian craftsmanship and new-age glassmaking technology to create beautiful glassware of the highest quality. Luigi Bormioli rivals fine crystal in appearance and elegance, but is lead-free, affordably priced and widely available.


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“Disclosure: I received compensation as part of my affiliation with this Ambassadorship via Splash Media Engagement on behalf of Luigi Bormioli. The opinions on this blog are my own.”


Colette is a busy mom of 2 kids focusing solely on being a mom. She hails from the Caribbean and now balances the full life of being a SAHM and dabbling in odd jobs to help around the home. She enjoys sharing her memories, hopes, food, travel, entertainment, and product experiences on her blog. Please read my disclosure 
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55 comments :

  1. Limeaid is SO good. My kids love it and it's really a perfect drink to serve at all the summer cookouts we host!

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  2. These cups look really nice, and so does your meal! Thanks for sharing something that would go well in my kitchen.

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  3. Those glasses do look nice ... Heavy and sturdy!!!
    thanks for the recipe :)
    and the red beans and rice.... yum... makes me want some now :)

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    1. Thank you Noelle.
      I love the sturdy glasses.

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  4. Love those glasses, they would be great to serve drinks during parties. Now I am hungry and thirsty!

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  5. That sounds really good. I love lemonade. I've never tried it with lime before, but I'll bet it's tasty.

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  6. That sounds delicious and healthy too!! Your photos are great. it makes me want to go buy a juicer just to make this.

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    1. Haha I want a juicer. My hands are tired :)
      Thank you Sandy :)

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  7. Limeade is one of my favorite beverages. I always get lime for my water in place of lemons when I'm dining out. Those glasses are pretty, too.

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    1. I always get water, I need to remember to get limes.

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  8. I love that they have two selections one for the adults and other one for the kids, I have to check them out. Thanks! :D

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    1. No. I let the kids used the sturdier short ones and then we the adults use the flutes :)

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  9. I'm jealous of your drinking glasses. I've purchased so many sets in the last two years or so that crack or break SO quickly. I need to buy a really sturdy set like you have.

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    1. Thanks Emily.
      I hope you do get some really good ones. I know how nice it is to have the table bling :)

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  10. My kids love limeade. When I make it they drink it so fast! I need to make this! - Jeanine

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    1. Oh my yes!! They drink it so fast!! :)

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  11. So so good, I have never heard of adding brown sugar before. Very unique, I am going to have to try it! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. It does put a spin on the taste, especially of it's real cane sugar!

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  12. These are such pretty glasses. I will have to try the Limeade recipe for my BBQ this weekend.

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    1. Oh yes Ann! I really hope you do. It's the perfect refreshing drink!

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  13. The glasses are so pretty. Can't wait to try the Limeaid.

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  14. Those glasses are beautiful! I am also careful with glasses around my children. Your summer drink sounds fantastic. Can't wait to try it out!

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    1. Thank you Michele! And please try it!

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  15. I love those glasses. They are so pretty. I'm a Moscato girl myself.

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  16. I'm more of a lemonade or cherry limeade girl, but I could add cherries to this! Love the glassware and I'm actually looking for a new set, too.

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    1. And just like that you've given me a new recipe :D

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  17. Those are beautiful glasses...speaking of, I'm in need of a new set! I break glasses all the time because I'm always in such a rush when I wash them, lol!

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    1. I don't even let the kids wash these :)

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  18. Those are beautiful glasses! Limeade is one of my favorite summer drinks and your recipe sounds great!

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  19. Those glasses are beautiful! Thanks for the tip on adding brown sugar, I had never thought of that before.

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  20. I love those glasses. Not a big wine drinker myself, but my hubby loves it. And the food looks amazing!

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    1. Thank you Mistee.
      I don't think I"ll ever be a big drinker.

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  21. These are great looking glasses. It's about time to replace my wine glasses so I've been looking for some nice ones.

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    1. These would look lovely for entertaining :)

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    2. These would look lovely for entertaining :)

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  22. Sturdy is good, we've got three toddlers, so anything that comes through our door needs to be ready to take a beating.

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    1. Kids eh
      If I want something open, I realize I can just call one of mine :)

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  23. I LOVE limeade and lemonade but I have to try and make a homemade version.

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  24. I love those beautiful glasses! I'm not a fan of limeade, but love lemonade! Especially with strawberries! http://dailyleisure.com/category/travel/

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    1. Ooh definitely will have to try it with strawberries on my own :)

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  25. I've never had limeade before, I will have to give that a try. I really like the glasses and could see myself using them for many different occasions.

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    1. Oh yes you must try the beverage :)

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  26. That's such nice glassware. It would definitely be my choice for parties. Limeade sounds delicious right now!

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  27. I think that glassware looks amazing too. It really does look like it would transform to all occasions. Your food... oh my goodness those food pictures look tasty!

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    1. Will share with you when we visit Rosey :)
      Thanks.

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