I love this time of year when we can enjoy meals on the back deck. Grilling burgers, ribs or chicken, and fresh corn on the cob. (smothered in herb butter, thankyouverymuch.)
Oh! And the fruit available at this time of year....strawberries, and watermelon and peaches. I tell you, it opens up a whole set of menu and table-scape ideas for me, and really inspires me to want to entertain.
Having the right drink to compliment a meal adds to the fun for summer entertaining as well. We're huge strawberry lemonade fans around here, and we also have been known to enjoy a good margarita. Well, this year, there's something new in the fruity-drink department that I recently discovered, at our local Produce store of all places.
It's called Michelob ULTRA Light Cider, and it has a very definite crisp apple taste to it. The bottle has a picture of a green apple (that's what caught my eye in the Produce Market!) and I immediately thought of how cute my green enamelware bucket full of ice and a couple of these would look sitting on the outdoor table at dinner time.
Refreshing, and light tasting, it sorta-kinda reminded me of sparkling cider when I took my first sip of this ice-y cold drink. It's perfect with barbecued chicken, or alone, while you enjoying the afternoon sun on a Sunday afternoon with a favorite magazine.(Again, I would just love looking at them in my green bucket full of ice...I am so visual that I always set things up in little vignette's even when it's just me!)
How about you? Which favorite summer meal or activity do you think would go best with Michelob ULTRA Light Cider?