Monday, July 25, 2016

DIY Lemonade Bar

We hosted a cookout for a few friends the weekend of July 4th and I wanted to showcase my new beverage cart.  I decided to have a lemonade bar with fresh fruit as one of the drink options.


This is a simple way to let guests customize their drink by adding the flavors they prefer and it's a cute set up.


Choose your drink options - I went with Lemonade and Limeade, but you could also use pink lemonade or water.

Customize the ice cubes - I did not want to lemonade to get diluted when the ice melted, so I used a shallow muffin tray to make ice cubes out of the lemonade.  You could also use ice trays and add a few fruit pieces to the frozen ice cubes for more flavor.


Choose your add ins - I used strawberries and blueberries to add to the lemonade and limeade.  The options are endless; you could use raspberries, mint, or lime as well!


Add fun accessories -  Serve the lemonade in decorative pitchers like this pretty yellow and blue glass one.  I made signs using index cards and chalkboard stickers I found at the dollar store.  I also picked up the adorable pineapple straws while I was there.


Serve the drinks in clear glass or plastic cups so everyone can show off their unique drink creation!

Strawberry Limeade

What flavor combination would you choose?

16 comments:

  1. So, so cute! I love the idea of freezing the lemonade/limeade into ice cubes and offering different fruits to mix with them. I will have to keep this in mind for our next cookout.

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    1. It was such an easy and refreshing drink for poolside!

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  2. I absolutely LOVE the heart ice mold using the baking pan! So cute! I would definitely choose Strawberry Limeade. All of my favorite flavors in one!

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    1. Yes, the strawberry limeade is my favorite too! Confession...I could not figure out how to get the ice cubes out of the tray so I had to let it melt #fail

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  3. I love lemonade in the Summer - and the cute idea for the ice cubes are awesome!

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    1. Lemonade is one of my summer faves too and the fruit kicks it up a notch and makes it pretty!

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  4. Great lemonade bar! Everything was so cute!

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  5. This is adorable and what a cute idea to make ice cube shapes! :)

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  6. This is such a cute idea! I love the heart shaped ice cubes!

    Jill
    Doused in Pink

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    1. Thanks Jill! Yes, the heart shaped cubes were fun!

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  7. This is the cutest idea! Love it. The heart shape cubes do look fun. My kids would love this!

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  8. This idea is so cute and every detail is adorable. Please come share this at our party we have Wed-Sun https://www.floydfamilyhomestead.com/

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    1. Thanks for the comment Tana! I will check out your party!

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