A Look Back At Summer

This post is very difficult for us to write.  We start celebrating summer around Cinco de Mayo in The Blind Pig house, and we enjoy every stinking hot, muggy minute of it.  What can we say?  We are summer people.  We like backyard barbecues, sipping cute cocktails with little umbrellas, taking a dip in the pool and the smell of sunscreen.  As we bid Summer farewell, we thought we would rewind and replay the tape of some of our summer recipes and the memories we shared with you this summer.  Let’s take a look shall we?

We kicked off our summer season with Cinco de Mayo and the Raspberry Margarita.

Then we celebrated Memorial Day with the Toffee Surprise.

We had so much fun sitting by the pool with the Just Peachy Popsicle.

June was enjoyable relaxing on the deck with the Mint Highball and our unofficial drink of summer the Fernet Branca Collins.  Craig even traveled with the recipe on a piece of paper and ordered it when we dined al fresco at restaurants around Big D.

 

Who can forget the surprise pie hit of the summer? Butterfinger Bourbon Pie! It melted our hearts almost as much as the summer heat was melting us.

July was a firecracker with the Red, White and Blue Smash and some flower power with the Hibiscus Spritz.

August was in full bloom with the Hibiscus Mule and Hibiscus Margarita.

The Mint Brownie Ice Cream Dessert made a spectacular summer splash.

You can’t forget about keeping our cool with the two amazing ice creams of 2020–  Boozy Berry Ice Cream and Caffe’ Toffee Ice Cream.

If you missed out on one of these amazing treats this summer, don’t worry.  You still have time to try them out.   Summer 2020 was a delicious and “unprecedented” summer. We can’t wait to see what the fall will bring.

Before we sign off, we can’t resist raising our glasses to the Dallas Stars!  They pulled off a win against the Colorado Avalanche last night in a game 7 win.  The Blind Pig household is happy (at least until the next series starts).

 

Disclaimer:  The beverages on this site are meant for adults 21 years of age and older.  We do not condone underage drinking.  Drink responsibly.

Just Peachy Popsicle Post

Who said kids get to have all of the fun in the summer? Peach season is in full swing  here in Texas, and Blind Piglet #1 loves her some fresh  peaches! We planned on writing an adult popsicle post for quite some time, so we decided to combine two things we love into an ultimate Just Peachy Popsicle Post!  If you google adult popsicles there are lots of fun posts out there to tantalize your taste buds and keep you cool poolside.

Our Just Peachy Popsicle is a basic recipe that includes fresh peaches and fresh strawberries, some orange juice, pineapple flavored vodka and a little bit of Peach Schnapps.

First pit and slice one fresh peach into thin slices.  Slice 4-5 strawberries.  Place in a bowl with 1 tablespoon of sugar and a splash of vodka.  Let sit for about 15 minutes.

While the fresh fruit is sitting, combine orange juice, peach schnapps, vodka, 3-4 fresh strawberries and a fresh sliced peach into a blender.  Blend together until well blended.

Prep popsicle molds.  Evenly spoon fresh fruit into the molds.  Pour liquid from blender into molds, and place  into freezer for several hours.

Serve popsicles when frozen solid.

The Just Peachy Popsicle is the perfect afternoon snack for a party of one or a party of six. These popsicles have a light punch to make you feel like you are having a special  afternoon treat.

They are great to make ahead and keep on hand for when you are feeling like a little indulgence or your best friend comes over for an afternoon swim.

It looks like the weather this weekend is going to be good pool weather.  Will you be making Just Peachy Popsicles?

 

Disclaimer:  The popsicles on this site are meant for adults 21 years of age and older.  We do not condone underage drinking. Please drink responsibly.