Earlier this summer, I received the cutest invite in the mail:
It was for a Minute Maid Cocktails & Creations Brunch – with demos of recipes featuring Minute Maid Lights (the lower calorie versions of Minute Maid’s classic orange juice and lemonade).
My favorite creation was the Blueberry Lemon Popsicle – a smooth and tangy combination of Greek Yogurt, Lemonade and Blueberries. I’ve been making these for dessert all summer – my whole family is addicted! (complete recipe at the end of this post)
|Outfit details in this post. Photo Credit: Lena’s magical iPhone!|
It was also my first time trying a lemonade bar – who knew that adding lemons, limes, mint and raspberry to lemonade would transform it completely?
I loved how the mint infused the lemonade with freshness and gave it an edge – it’s the perfect thirst-quenching concoction.
Here’s are the pitchers I’ve been making at home for my family – we’ve even added in frozen
blueberries for a fun variation.
|Photo Credit: Environics PR|
Of course the best part of the event was hanging out with my birth year triplets – the fabulous hostess Lena and my style-partner-in-crime Elaine.
As you can see – we all got the ‘wear floral’ memo! Seriously though –
these two ladies are amazing and I feel lucky to know them.
To see more pics of the brunch, check out Lena’s post here. And now for the promised recipe:
Blueberry Lemon Pops (from the recipe by Nadine Hughes):
Blueberry Lemon Sauce:
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 cup Minute Maid Light Lemonade
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 cups fresh blueberries
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch (mixed with 2 tablespoons water)
Heat water, lemonade and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat. When the sugar is dissolved, add blueberries and bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat back to medium and add cornstarch mixture. Stir until thickened (about 5 minutes) and then remove from heat and allow to cool.
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 cups plain Greek Yogurt
Make a sugar syrup by dissolving sugar into the water over medium heat. Once syrup is completely cool, fold it into the Greek Yogurt.
Fill a popsicle mold 1/4th full with the Frozen Yogurt mixture, then add in an equal amount of the Blueberry Lemon Sauce. Alternate layers until mold is full, and freeze overnight.
Hope you love the popsicles as much as I do!
Linking up with More Pieces of Me and On the Daily Express.
That event looks so fun! Bloggers + cocktails + dressing up in fun outfits is a winning combination. I know I'm supposed to be looking at the refreshing beverages and cocktails, but I'm mostly admiring your pretty bracelet and perfect light pink manicure in the close-up shots. I can't help it, I like pretty things too. 🙂 Gina – On the Daily Express
He he – too funny! That light pink Revlon Colorstay polish is a lifesaver – it applies neatly and dries quickly – foolproof for when you have to paint your nails at the last minute 🙂
You look gorgeous Zeba (I'm glad we cleared that up lol). The cocktails have my mouth watering too! I would love to go to more events, and hopefully will someday 🙂
Blog events are so much fun – but I do find the type of event varies. "Beauty" and "lifestyle" events seem to offer better opportunities for getting to know other bloggers and spend time with them. The "fashion" events seem more rushed, with people dropping in at different times…but then again – there's cute clothes to drool over, so it almost makes up for it ;-P
Um, ok I am going to need to try this stat! and I'm also going to need to see more shots of your outfit! How darling is that skirt?! Carylee | morepiecesofme.com
Thanks Carylee – I featured the complete outfit a couple of posts back…am crazy for that j.crew factory floral skirt ;-P
I'm definitely digging the floral memo! Makes me want to break more out of my closet. And the recipes? Yes, yes, and YES. I am loving them. Stopping by from today's linkup :-)Meghan @ Lipstick Skulls Blog
Hi Meghan! Thanks so much for stopping by – glad you liked the recipe – it's a family favourite now 🙂
This looks really fun and amazing. I would love to go to events like this.
Thanks Imogen – it was so much fun – I can't imagine all the planning that goes into events like this – it turned out perfectly!