We Tried Making Whole-Lemon Blender Lemonade and Here’s How It Went — Tip Test

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I imagine that many of us have sweet memories from days gone by of making lemonade in the kitchen with our parents or grandparents. Even if you grew up in a "from concentrate" or "bottled beverage" family, there's a good chance you've given it a whirl as an adult. But have you ever tried making whole-lemon lemonade? As in, blending a whole lemon, ice, and sugar? We did — here's how it went.


Cool Down with These 16 Refreshing Smoothies — Recipes from The Kitchn

It won't be long before the summer sun is sizzling, and what better way to cool off than sipping on an icy, refreshing smoothie? Lean on the fresh fruits of the moment, or start with the convenient selection from the freezer section, and you'll be on your way to beating the heat in minutes.

From tropical smoothies to berry-filled versions to one inspired by banana bread, these 20 smoothie recipes will keep you cool as the summer temps soar.


Recipe: Bridal Shower Sangria — Recipes from The Kitchn

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Wedding season is just as much bridal shower season, which means in between the actual weddings you're attending, you may have a few showers to pop into to celebrate the bride-to-be. If this is the year you're finally hosting one for your sister or your best friend, you may be sweating a bit. How do you pull this thing off? Well, you need a winning menu that's easy and fun, and a killer cocktail. Here's that cocktail — it's bubbly, floral, and fruity, and comes together in one big pitcher in a flash. That means more drinking and less assembling, which is a good thing at such a festive occasion.


20 Easy Pitcher Drinks to Make This Summer — Recipes from The Kitchn

Patio potlucks and parties are a rite of summer, and whether I'm hosting or I'm a guest there's one I thing I always contribute to make it complete: a pitcher drink that can be sipped all afternoon and into the evening. The best versions are refreshing, easy to stir together ahead of time, and serve a crowd. From fruity summer sangria to a layered cocktail that's sure to impress, plus a few fresh non-boozy options, here are 20 pitcher drinks to sip all summer long.


This $8 Rosé from Aldi Is One of the Best Bottles of Wine in the World — Grocery News

There's good news in store for rosé-lovers: An affordable line of the pink wine just won a prestigious award for its cost and quality. This means you can enjoy high-quality rosé without having to break the bank.


Tell Us Your Favorite Drink and We’ll Tell You What Decade You Belong In — A Strictly Scientific Quiz

Your go-to drink says a lot about your personality. (You can take a guess about what people think when you order a Manhattan at a dive bar.) But did you know your drink order can also tell us what decade you belong in?

That's right. From the free spirit of the '60s to the grunge of the '90s, there's a quintessential cocktail for every decade. Find your favorite drink on this list and we'll tell you when you should have been hanging out at the bar. Also, now would be a good time to start working on that time machine.


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