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"Polished In A Pinch:" Hot Summer Style For Your Bar

Posted by Libbie Summers on Thu, Jun 22, '17

 It’s the time of year I like to slide straight into what I like to call my “Summer Bar Game!” Here are 4 simple steps to raise the bar (yes, I used another pun) on your summer cocktails.

Welcome to our latest installment of "Polished In A Pinch," our new weekly lifestyle series with Creative Culinary Director, Libbie Summers. Each week, Libbie shares a new hack, tip, or recipe to take things to the next level in a short amount of time.


1.) Start with a bar makeover. I have a bar shelf in my home, so I like to do a bar shelfie with each season. This summer, I added pops of pink color and pulled out all of my vintage decanters. Get all the tips in the video.


2.) Always wow your guests from the start…always. The building blocks of any good drink are the ice cubes. Why not make them showy?! Click here to learn how.

Edible Flower Ice Cubes.jpgPhoto credit: Chia Chong

3.) Let the season inform your drinks! I love making simple syrups out of whatever is growing. I’m sharing one of my favorite honeysuckle simple syrup and cocktail recipes with you. The simple syrup makes the most refreshing earthy sweet drink. Click here for the recipe.

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Photo credit: Chia Chong 

4.) Keep your summer drinks fun!!! This Banana Hammock cocktail not only has a funny name it also is the most fun to drink. When you drop a banana popsicle into the fizzing drink you can’t help but smile! Click here for the recipe.

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Photo credit Libbie Summers


If you like Libbie's summer style, you will love her work with Terra's Kitchen! All of our Terra's Kitchen recipes are dreamed up in her kitchen and our food photos are each styled by her talented hands. To see our full meal delivery menu that includes plenty of fresh-picked summer ingredients, click below.

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Topics: Lifestyle, Celebrations