Some days, no ordinary pink lemonade will do. On special occasions, only the most vibrant fuchsia will fit the bill. Granted, at Freckle & Fair, that's most days — we're always looking for excuses to spread electric pink food joy out into the world. But my sister-in-law's bridal shower seemed like a particularly perfect occasion.
Like the good champagne lovers we are, my aunt and mom and I put together a mimosa bar with a trio of juices and fruits, accompanied by beautifully sparkly blush champagne cupcakes. We had chocolate buttercream cookies topped with edible gold glitter, tiny sandwiches, and of course, a beautiful cheese board put together by a family friend who smokes cheese (can you even?!) We also served our super pink roasted garlic and beet hummus.
But would a bridal shower be complete with just one over-the-top pink concoction? Not in my world. Enter hibiscus tea. Like beets, the tea provides a naturally gorgeous color — it's hard to believe this isn't food dye. On top of that, the tea claims a host of health benefits. To me, it has a subtle berry flavor that enhances, rather than overpowers, the lemonade. I'm planning to keep this in my refrigerator all summer long. It's a super pretty thirst-quencher that also makes a lovely summer shandy (as if you needed more reasons to make this!)