summer entertaining ideas??

May 10, 2007 12:04pm CST
actually this post is based on the question from my friend who lives in usa.since i'm in indonesia then i thought i will ask here :) does anyone have any unique appetizers, drinks or other recipes for entertaining an outdoor summer gathering?
2 responses
@prestocaro (1254)
• United States
11 May 07
Try a drunken watermelon. Buy a nice-sized watermelon a few days before the event and poke two holes in the top of it. The top is the side opposite the yellow spot, if you didn't know. Stick a funnel in one of the holes and slowly pour in vodka until the watermelon will take no more. In a few hours, pour again, and keep doing this until the day of the party. That morning of the party, or perhaps the night before if you've got the space, put the watermelon in an ice chest or the fridge. When your guests are ready for it, bring the watermelon out and slice into wedges to serve. Cold, refreshing AND intoxicating. Not for the kiddies, though, lol!
• India
11 May 07
Aguas Frescas These cool drinks are made with water, fruit and sugar and are commonly served in summer! To make just take any ripe fruit (common flavors include pineapple,leechy, muskmelon, watermelon, strawberry and papaya) blend till smooth, add water to thin to a light consistency and sweeten to taste with sugar. Depending on the fruit you may need to strain the mixture to remove any seeds or small bits, the drinks should be the consistency of water (thus the name).