|I use my Iron Gate platter as a cocktail tray/mixing station for intimate patio gatherings. |
Unexpected and inexpensive, since there's no party serving piece to buy. Use what you have...
|Let your hosts choose their flavor or twist. Keep herbs in glasses with water along with mini scissors |
and sliced fruit. A side cutting board and knife nearby to encourage cutting into your display.
|Display what you have on hand so guests can get creative. There's nothing prettier to add color to a table.|
A centerpiece of edible goodies (see above, cut into some to start) is a summer party favorite.
I’m addicted to slower melting ‘ice balls'. I throw in basil, mint, berries or citrus for flavor. My favorites are the amply-sized Tovolo Ice Sphere Molds found at Absolution in Nashville.
|Infusing is commonplace at our bar. Gin with the flavor of fresh cucumbers and mint from my|
herb garden is great solo, but surprisingly complimentary to sweeter fruits like mango and berries.