With a Twist: 23 Infused Lemonades to Sip on this Summer
Nothing says summer like an ice cold glass of lemonade, but we’re way beyond Country Time. You’ll be glad to have these mouth-puckering twists on the classic under your belt when that sweltering summer heat hits and you need something to serve at that pool party. We’re hoping it comes early so we have an excuse to mix up a pitcher or two today.
1. Roasted Peach Lemonade: If anything says summer more than lemonade, it’s fresh peaches. Combine the two and we’re in heaven. Bonus? Because the roasting brings out the natural sweetness in the peaches, this recipe has way less sugar than most. (via The Naptime Chef)
3. Probiotic Lacto-Fermented Lemonade: We’re hoping by now you’ve heard the hullaballoo on probiotics (Reader’s Digest version: They heal your digestive system and boost your immune system). Don’t just dump out the liquid that collects overnight on your Greek yogurt; save it and whip up this power lemonade that’s tastier and cheaper than kombucha. (via Henry Happened)
7. Rosemary Lemonade: The trick for this one is to bypass the popular Meyer lemon for its more acidic cousins, which balance the rosemary. We’ll go with it as long as we don’t have to pick any of those little needles out of our teeth. (via Garden Betty)
8. Pomegranate Lemonade Spritzer: We don’t care if pomegranates are technically a winter fruit. We keep a few in our freezer for rainy days and special occasions. Like the chance to drink this yummy spritzer. (via Sarcastic Cooking)
10. Matcha Lemonade: While we’re still missing the matcha baked good craze of a few years ago, we were happy to discover this new use for the vibrant green powder still sitting in our pantries. (via Inspired Edibles)
13. Fresh Peach Lemonade: We know, we know, we already used a peach recipe, but we wanted to take full advantage of this summer fruit. This incarnation calls for blanching the peaches, so just throw a few extra in and whip yourself up a pie while you’re at it! (via Full Fork Ahead)
15. Tomato Basil Lemonade: Still not a Bloody Mary in the background! But this trio of herb- and fruit-infused lemonades, including peach thyme and blackberry mint, should be your first stop on the summer express train. (via Love and Olive Oil)
16. Sparkling Honey Lemon Gingerade: This one may be stretching the definition of lemonade, as the recipe calls it gingerade, but we don’t care. Lemon gingerade, ginger lemonade: potato, potahto. (via Aida Mollenkamp)
20. Grapefruit and Lemon Lemonade: Grapefruit is citrus we feel is under-appreciated by the under-60 set. Gone are the days when you took a sip from Grandma’s juice glass and were unpleasantly surprised by sour grapefruit. It’s time to welcome this little guy back into your heart and stomach. (via A Tasty Love Story)
21. Cayenne Pepper Lemonade: We like this recipe because it’s basically a Hot Toddy without the hot. Which means it will be perfect with a splash of toddy (if you know what we’re saying) to cure that inevitable summer head cold. (via Little Den)
23. Fizzy Gin Lemonade With Blackberries and Rosemary: And la piece de resistance, a combo of our favorite parts of all the preceding lemonades — liquor, fruit, herbs and fizz. If you need us, we’ll be in our beach chairs. (via Henry Happened)
Whether you prefer the classic or are a lemonade daredevil, share your favorite version below!
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)