We love summer entertaining, from backyard BBQs, pool parties, 4th of July cookouts. It’s always a good time! And, since I love the store so much, I’m thrilled to team up with Cost Plus World Market to share a delicious recipe and some fun drink station products for any of your summer dining & entertaining or BBQ & grilling parties! For any summer entertaining, I think agua fresca is the perfect drink option! Agua fresca is so light and refreshing. It has more flavor than fruit infused water, but way less punch than sodas, lemonades, etc. (as well as less sugar & calories). So, it’s perfect for summer entertaining! Here’s the recipe (which served about 10 – adjust quantities accordingly):
- half a seedless or seeded watermelon, diced (about 8-10 cups)
- 3 - 4 Cups cold water
- 3 Tbsp lime juice
- 2 Tbsp sugar
- Lime (for garnish)
- In a blender (a high powered one is great for this), blend approximately half of the ingredients together well blended & pureed.
- Pour contents of blender through a fine strainer into the drink dispenser.
- Repeat the blending process until you've used all the watermelon & other ingredients.
- Add ice (however much you'd like) to the drink dispenser and sliced, fresh lime as garnish if desired.
- You can adjust the amount of water depending on how flavorful you'd like the agua fresca.
- I ran out of limes, so I added some sliced lemons to the glasses. It still tasted great!
So good! And, for summer entertaining, you need something great to serve up this delicious drink in! World Market has a great agua fresca barrel, but I decided I wanted something with a spout for our drink station. I loved the sort of vintage look of the Savannah Embossed Drink Dispenser, so I went with that. The country jar glasses look great with it for a little drink station! Watermelon is so quintessentially “summer” and is popular for 4th of July festivities. So, this drink would be perfect for any of your July 4th celebrations. You can even make it all look more patriotic with some Americana paper straws, red, white, & blue herringbone napkins, and red braided coasters. I love the look of the products and the super tasty drink. It’s all perfect for summer entertaining! And for even more summer fun, Cost Plus World Market has partnered up with Southwest Airlines to offer four Great Summer Getaways! Enter for a chance to win a trip for 4 on Southwest Airlines!There are 4 Grand Prize Packages:
- Airfare for 4 on Southwest Airlines
- Hotel Accommodations
- $500 World Market gift card
How awesome is that?! I’d love a #SummerGetaway like that! You can earn bonus entries for liking and sharing content via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest & Instagram pages for more chances to win. So be sure to Click HERE to enter!
Disclosure: As a member of the World Market Trendsetter Tribe, I received gift cards to complete my project/recipe. However, all ideas, opinions, and experiences are entirely my own.