July 2017 Magazines - Page 16

About Break out the punch bowl, pitchers and outdoor dishware; the season of summer soirees and al fresco dining has arrived! Entertaining guests at your family reunion, rehearsal dinner or general poolside brew ha ha can be fun but stressful. To get some ideas on how to serve up tasty beverages with flawless host‐with‐the‐most execution, we talked to Trevor Schneider, National Brand Ambassador for Reyka HomeAid Southern Nevada’s annual Back to School Success Drive benefit- ting the city’s underprivileged youth is in full swing. Now through July 31st, they’ll be collecting donations of backpacks, school supplies and hygiene items to benefit Project 150, a local nonprofit that helps homeless, displaced and disad- vantaged high school students. Last year they gathered close to 1100 backpacks filled with supplies in time for the new school year. This year, their goal is to hit an impressive 1500. The backpacks and their con- tents are invaluable to students who otherwise might not have access to the Vodka. Here, he shares a few tips and recipes to help take the guess basic necessities that contribute to academic success. If you wish to help, Tip #1: Make a large format punch cocktail. It's simple to throw poo and conditioner, body soap and bath gel, deodorant, socks, sports bras work out of what to serve your guests at your summer fling. HomeAid is requesting backpacks, flash drives, spiral notebooks and pocket together, and if you have a self‐service station, you'll be able to enjoy and underwear, and sanitary products. For more information and a list of your party more! Trevor’s go‐to punch recipe is the Icelandic Winter Punch. Mix 1 part (750 ML bottle) Reyka Vodka with 1/2 part Solerno, 1/2 part fresh lemon juice, 1/2 part vanilla simple syrup, and 1/2 part POM pomegranate juice in a punch bowl with a block of ice. Stir until well chilled and top with 1/2 equal part of sparkling water. folders, black ink pens and highlighters, toothbrushes and toothpaste, sham- donation drop off sites, visit http://support.homeaidsn.org/Back2School17 or call (702) 721-7150. The Azul Piña Colada 2 oz. Light Rum Tip #2: Offer a low alcohol by volume cocktail for those who wish to .5 oz. Blue Curacao the Icelandic Lady: Combine 1 part Reyka Vodka, 1/2 part Aperol, 1/2 3 oz. Mr. and Mrs. T's Piña Colada Mix part honey syrup and 1/4 part fresh lemon juice in a cocktail shaker and shake it up. Pour into a flute, top with Champagne or Prosecco and garnish with a lemon peel. Tip #3: Have some fun with herbaceous beverages. Mint, basil, thyme, rosemary, etc. will add dimension and put the “fresh” in your refresh‐ ing creations. You just can’t go wrong with the classics– think mojitos, mules and julips. Or try this kicked up version of the popular Tom Collins by shaking together 1 1/2 parts Reyka Vodka, 3/4 parts lemon juice, 1/2 part simple syrup and 2‐4 basil leaves. Double strain into a Collins glass, garnish with a basil leaf and holler a resounding “Bam!” Finally, mind the details, but keep it simple. Ha ٔ䁽݅ɔ)݅ѕȁمȁȁՕ̸IȁѼɥɕͧ@)䁅ɅȁՕ́Ѽѡͅ%ӊeѡ)ȁÁͅ]䁅ͼ՝Ё͕)ѕЁ́ͅѕȁѥ̸(؁)ձ՝Ѐ(ȁ踁Aե) ͍͡մ)եń)ȁչѥ͵ѠMݥɰ) Ք Ʌɽչ̸Aȁń)Ѽ́٥ѡݥɰQ)ݥѠݡɕɹ͠ݥѠ)Ʌ݉䁅ͱ̸)IѕAé5᥍)IхɅЁMյɱ)QչéЁѠ)ձ䁍)ѡɥЁ䁅иȁѡ̰ɕ)!!́!́Uɥ٥)Mѡɸ9مeѡ)Ʌѥ݅́չԁ ɥѽ)I%ͱɱ䁙ѥ٥ѥ́Ց)ѡqЁ!ɥϊtɅ)ݡɔѥ́ɕ͕Ѽͅѥɥ)Չѥ́ѡȁՉ)ɕ̸QɅѥՕ́ѽ䰁)ݥѡЁѡͅѥɔ