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Sunday, June 29, 2008

a foodie after my own heart

some creative and mouthwatering ideas from the fun folks at phoodie:


Summer, summer time! It’s hotttt and that makes it hard to go outside and enjoy all the fun Philadelphia has to offer. But here at Philebrity we do not let the heat keep us down, in fact we fight the heat the way god intended, with alcohol. Here are three beyond simple solutions to keep you cool and let you party at the same time.

The Beer Popsicle
So you might be a bit old for the ice cream truck, but you are never too old to enjoy a popsicle. Here’s how it works. Buy some popsicle molds. Let your favorite brew sit out for 24 hours. Pour beer into the molds and let it freeze. If you are trying to cut costs, use medium plastic cups and wooden popsicle sticks instead of a pre-made mold. Pour the beer in the plastic cups until it is a half an inch from the top. Let freeze until the beer slightly solidifies. Stick in the wooden stick and then continue to let freeze.
Some people get crazy and add flavors to their beer pops. Make sure to experiment with the right flavors before freezing your brew.

Berry Ice Cubes
Sure, sipping some juice or wine when it’s hot can be refreshing, but adding some extra flavor while keeping your drink cold makes it better. Pick up some berries. Blueberries and strawberries are the most commonly used for this, whichever berry you choose make sure you rinse them.

Take an empty ice cube tray and put an individual berry in each cube space. Then fill the tray up with water and freeze. Now you have a kick-ass ice cube that will keep your drink cold that adds extra berry flavor to whatever you are sipping.

The Adult Smoothie
Smoothies are a great way to keep cool, but you know what makes a smoothie better? Vodka. Again, pick a berry of your choosing. Throw equal portions of berries and ice into a blender and mix until slushy. Next add 1/3 glass vodka, more then this could cause the smoothie to be more liquid-y then desirable. Then add a dash of freshly squeezed lemon juice and mix until smooth.

Don’t have a blender? No worries, pick up a Slurpie and spike it, but make sure to stir it really well so that you are not sipping just vodka at the end.

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