LMP Summer Sips with CB-Two

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When life gives you lemons…what do you do? You slice them and make lemonade! We have teamed up with our favorite home furnishing brand, CB2 to show you how we are serving our lemonade this summer….and we want to know….what type of lemonade do you fancy? We always look to the season to guide us when planning a menu and styling a table. When visiting our local farm stands we work with color palettes dictated by what is bright and fresh. Here we have lemonade 4 ways which we’ll be serving to our guests all summer long! Classic Lemonade: Using the CB2 Glass Beverage Dispenser – Add 4 cups of fresh squeezed lemon juice and then fill the rest of the dispenser with ice cold water leaving 2-3 inches from the top. Add sugar to taste. Add in ice and lemon slices before serving. Styling tips for your classic lemonade stand: 1. Acrylic outdoor glasses are the best for avoiding glass breakage. 2. A pretty paper straw will make everyone’s drink more festive. 3. A bright colored watering can makes for a cool looking vase for flowers. 4. DIY Tip: paint a wood crate in an ombre pattern by mixing a solid color with white paint until you reach your desired shades. Use as a riser to prop your beverage dispenser on top of for easy serving. Berry-infused Lemonade: Using the CB2 Glass beverage dispenser – Fill the glass pitcher with store bought lemonade and plenty of ice. Add tons of fresh or frozen berries. Styling tips for your berry-infused lemonade: 1. Set out a few pre-poured glasses so guests can grab when they arrive. 2. We used the stainless steel snack bowl as a vase for peonies that we picked from our garden. 3. Set out a bunch of mint for guests to add to their drinks if they wish. Fruit-ade: Fill glass beakers with homemade or store bought lemonade. Add sliced fruit such as berries, peaches, whatever your heart desires and let the drinks infuse for at least one hour before serving. Styling tips for your fruit-ade: 1. Use a planter as an ice bucket for chilling wine or sparkling water to top off your drinks with. Before you fill with ice line the planter with food safe plastic wrap or parchment paper. And don’t forget the ice tongs! 2. Use a watering can to fill with a bunch of mint for a fresh smell and unexpected look on your bar. 3. The black cake pedestal is perfect for propping up the beakers to give height to the table. Fresh Herb Lemonade: Using the CB2 Glass beverage dispenser – Fill will a mix of store bought or homemade lemonade, ice cold water, ice and lemon slices. Set out cups of herbs for guests to add to their drinks.  We used rosemary, mint and thyme. Styling tips for your fresh herb lemonade: 1. Use stainless steel snack bowls to fill with lemons for a bright pop of color on our bar. 2. We used a black cake pedestal to prop up the beverage dispenser for easy serving. 3. This glass beaker makes for a unique vase for fresh flowers from the garden. So? Tell us what kind of lemonade you’ll be sipping on this summer in the comments below....we want to know!