Caprese pasta salad, summer beer.
Our generous neighbors had their annual Independence Day celebration and invited us, maybe against their better judgment, but I was happy to go. It was so fun, except when all the boys decided to play dodge ball. I freaking hate dodge ball. Someone always gets upset, and it's usually one of my kids, and tonight was no exception. Can't we all just get along?
I first had summer beer about a month ago sitting on my friend Susan's deck. Today, my friend Holly gave me a slightly tweaked recipe, which I adjusted again to fit the ingredients I had. Really, this is just about the best picnic beverage/adult punch/summer cooler around.
This recipe makes about 120 ounces, which fills a sun-tea type jug. Throw some mixed, frozen berries in the bottom of a large pitcher. Add two quarts of prepared lemonade. Add 8 ounces of vodka (Holly suggested raspberry vodka but I just had plain), one can of Sprite, and 24 ounces (two bottles) of beer (Holly likes Newcastle; I used Boulevard Wheat). Stir. Enjoy, being sure to share because you really should not be drinking so much by yourself.