Tag Archive | SUMMER

PINA COLADA—MY STYLE, MY FAVE SUMMER DRINK.

So occasionally when I have enough time, I enjoy making my homemade simple Pina Colada Drink.

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No measurement needed, Just blend all with ice and  love to serve about 2-4 people. You may use any rum, but I prefer to use Parrot Bay Coconut flavored rum. My secret ingredients is a tiny bit of nutmeg and a 1/2 of glass of white sweet wine ( I used Pinot Grigio white wine). Image

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I froze it after, just to really have that taste of a frozen Pina Colada….delicioso

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Mexican Jamaica (Hibiscus) Drink

My new favorite summer drink……soooooo refreshing.

  • 2 oz dried Jamaica Hibiscus flowers*
  • 3 cups boiling water
  • 6 cups drinking water
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1-2 cups ice (if you need to serve it immediately)
  • cut apples and blueberries ( or any fruits)

Preparation:

Bring 3 cups of water to a boil and add the spices (nutmeg or cinnamon if desired) and whisk for 1-2 minutes until spices are incorporated. Pour the liquid over the hibiscus flowers. Let the flowers soak in the water for about 20 minutes. Pour the liquid and flowers through a strainer into a large pitcher. Add in the sugar and stir for 1-2 minutes or until sugar is dissolved.

Pour in remaining 6 cups of water and taste for sweetness. Add more sugar or water if necessary.

To serve immediately, only add in 5 cups of water and stir in the 1-2 cups of ice and stir until it is ice cold.

Add fruits as desired to make more desirable.

The color and flavor of Jamaica Hibiscus is similar to tart cranberry with a subtle tea flavor in the background. When it is served ice cold, the tea flavor is almost imperceptible. It is also loaded with Vitamin C, so it’s good for you too! This version adds fruits to create a new taste.

 

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Bateaux New York Lunch Cruise Experience

This is by far the best cruise I’ve been on hands down. I planned this romantic cruise for my hubby’s birthday and he loved every minute of it. Everything was perfect! From the time we arrived on the boat to be seated, till the time we left with a complimentary cookie to go, outstanding customer service. For me personally New York has the worst customer service ever. People treat you has if you are doing them a favor by purchasing or receiving service from them. However this gave me a totally different outlook and gave me hope and a sense of relief knowing GOOD CUSTOMER service still exist.

Lets start with the ambiance on the boat. One word BREATH-TAKING. Image

The staff was very courteous and super friendly. Not to mention the bonus of them wishing my husband happy birthday every chance they got. They had a live Jazz entertainment. The Manager greeted every single table and introduce himself. To top it off he also came at the end to see if we enjoyed everything. Which we did!

THE FOOD….Seafood Manicotti Gratinee: Manicotti filled with Ricotta Cheese and topped with Bay Scallops, Rock Shrimp, PE Mussels and traditional Alfredo………..Truly a taste of heaven…Image

DESSERT….Image

THE VIEW….

ImageImageIN CONCLUDING I WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND THIS CRUISE TO TAKE THAT SPECIAL PERSON IN YOUR LIFE….