Summer Breeze

Scott Turnbull is Sommelier and Beverage Manager of Solbar at Solage Calistoga and directs the cocktail program, which features artisan cocktails crafted with the freshest herbs and homemade syrups and tinctures. Enjoy the end of the summer with a seasonal drink that will send you into fall feeling refreshed and happy.



  • 1.5 Ounces Charbay Green Tea vodka
  • 1 pinch picked thyme
  • 1 slices cucumbers
  • 2-4 mint leaves
  • 2 Ounces Lemonade


Calories Per Serving25

Folate equivalent (total)1µgN/A

25+ of the Best Summer Essential Oil Diffuser Recipes And I love the SCENTS of summer – pine, cedar, and cypress remind me of time spent at the lake and hikes along the California Coast … citrus scents like lemon, tangerine, lime, grapefruit, and orange bring back the feeling of the warm summer sun … peppermint and spearmint have a cool, refreshing scent that when combined with other scents can smell like the beach or a chilly mojito … sandalwood transports me to a magical sunset or walk along a tropical beach … the combination of lavender, spearmint, and lime is the closest thing I’ve found to the calming scent of ocean air. It’s amazing how a simple scent can whisk me away. I can be washing a sink full of dishes but smelling essential oils diffusing in the air can transport me back to wonderful summer memories and time spent with family and friends. I think you’re really going to like these summer diffuser recipes. Here are a few other favorite essential oil recipes for summer that I think you might also like: 1. Chicken Cobb Salad

Want to enjoy Cobb Salad &ndash and skip the dairy? Then give this Chicken Cobb Salad a try!

It&rsquos creamy and delicious. And it doesn&rsquot have a hint of dairy.

Tender, juicy chicken breasts sit on a bed of leafy greens, creamy avocado, crunchy bacon, and sweet corn.

To keep it dairy-free, you&rsquore going to skip the Roquefort cheese. But don&rsquot worry &ndash the Green Goddess dressing adds layers of creaminess.

In fact, I prefer this version of Chicken Cobb Salad over the original. That&rsquos because the herbs in the dressing provide extra freshness.

Making the dressing is quite easy. Just place your herbs, lemon juice, mayonnaise, and coconut cream in a blender and blend until smooth.
Check out more macro-friendy recipes here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 426
  • Fats: 33g
  • Protein: 22g
  • Carbs: 11g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 3g

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Sunshine Salad

Oranges help to brighten up this tasty veggie salad. It is quick and easy to make. Top it off with your favorite vinaigrette.


5 cups spinach leaves (packed, washed, and dried well)
1/2 red onion (sliced thin)
1/2 red pepper (sliced)
1 cucumber (whole, sliced)
2 orange (peeled and chopped into bite-size pieces)
1/3 cup vinaigrette dressing ("lite", around 15 calories per tablespoon or less)


For nutrition information, please visit Sunshine Salad at What's Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl.

California Avocado Super Summer Wrap

Fresh avocado doubles for dressing and filling complementing blueberries, carrots, arugula and chicken in this appetizing summer wrap.


1 ripe avocado (seeded, peeled, and cut into chunks)
1/2 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon lime juice
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup carrots (grated)
1/4 cup red onion (chopped)
2 cups fresh arugula (chopped)
12 ounces cooked chicken breast (cubed)
4 8" whole wheat tortillas


  1. Mash half the avocado chunks with yogurt and lime juice in a medium bowl.
  2. Add remaining filling ingredients, including the rest of the avocado chunks mix gently.
  3. Top each tortilla with 1/4 of filling mixture.
  4. Roll tuck in ends. Slice in half diagonally, securing with toothpicks, if needed.

For nutrition information, please visit California Avocado Super Summer Wrap at What's Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl.

Summer Breeze Smoothies

A delicious smoothie makes the perfect summer snack or dessert.


1 cup plain yogurt (non-fat)
6 strawberries (medium)
1 cup pineapple (crushed, canned in juice)
1 banana (medium)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 ice cubes


For nutrition information, please visit Summer Breeze Smoothies at What's Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl.

Fruit Kabobs with Yogurt Dip

Fruit kabobs make a colorful and fun snack that kids can help prepare.


1 cup watermelon (chunks)
1 cup pineapple (chunks)
1 cup grapes, red seedless
1 cup strawberries (stemmed)
2 kiwi (peeled and cut in quarters)
bamboo skewers (6 inches long)
1 cup yogurt, light strawberry


  1. Place fruit chunks on bamboo skewers. Place fruit kabobs on platter.
  2. Place light strawberry yogurt in bowl. Serve kabobs with yogurt on the side.

For nutrition information, please visit Fruit Kabobs with Yogurt Dip at What's Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl.

Peach Crisp

The perfect dessert when peaches are in season. Simple to prepare but absolutely scrumptious.


4 peaches (4 cups sliced)
2 tablespoons margarine
3/4 cup quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup flour
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon lemon juice


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Slice the peaches.
  3. Spread the peach slices on the bottom of the baking pan.
  4. Melt the margarine in a saucepan.
  5. In a small bowl, mix everything but the peaches. Stir until the mix is well blended.
  6. Sprinkle the oat mix on top of the peaches.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes.

For nutrition information, please visit Peach Crisp at What's Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl.

Somali Summer Salad

A delicious summer salad to serve when summer vegetables are at their peak. Great with grilled meat, fish, and tofu.


3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3 apples
2 green peppers
3 tomatoes
2 cucumbers
salt and pepper (optional)


  1. In a large bowl, combine oil and lemon juice.
  2. Dice all the fruits and vegetables and then add to the bowl.
  3. Add salt and pepper to taste (optional).
  4. Serve chilled.
  5. Best served within 24 hours.

For nutrition information, please visit Somali Summer Salad at What's Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl.

Squash Salsa

Summer squash is the secret ingredient in this fun summer salsa. Enjoy with your favorite whole grains.


1 can black beans (rinsed)
6 tomatoes, seeded and diced (medium)
1/2 green pepper, seeded and diced
1 medium red onion (minced)
1 summer squash, medium (peeled, seeds removed, diced)
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon Adobo seasoning (combination or garlic, coriander, salt, and cumin)
lemon or lime juice (2 Tablespoons, optional)
4 tablespoons mozzarella cheese, part skim
fresh cilantro or dried parsley (optional)


  1. Combine all ingredients except cheese. Let sit for 30 minutes.
  2. Spoon over tortilla chips, cooked rice, or noodles.
  3. Top with grated, part-skim mozzarella cheese. Serve hot or cold!

For nutrition information, please visit Squash Salsa at What's Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl.

Summer Fruit Salad

Toss this fruit salad together in a flash. Doubles and triples easily for a large group.


1 cup strawberries (diced, fresh or frozen)
1 cup watermelon (cubed)
1 cup pineapple chunks, fresh or canned packed in natural juice (do not drain)


For nutrition information, please visit Summer Fruit Salad at What's Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl.

Farmers Market Gazpacho

Garlic, cumin, and lemon juice give a zesty flavor to this cold, blended vegetable soup. Cilantro added at the end leaves a refreshing pop of flavor.


2 cucumbers (diced into 1/4 inch pieces)
3 red bell peppers (seeded and diced into 1/4 inch pieces)
3 green peppers (seeded and diced into 1/4 inch pieces)
4 celery stalks (diced into 1/4 inch pieces)
2 tomatoes (diced into 1/4 inch pieces)
1 onion (medium, diced into 1/4 inch pieces)
2 lemons
2 cups tomato juice, low-sodium
3 garlic cloves (fresh minced)
1 tablespoon cumin (ground)
1 cup cilantro (fresh chopped)
salt and pepper (to taste, optional)


  1. Combine all ingredients except salt, pepper, and lemons in a bowl.
  2. Remove 2 cups of the mixture and reserve.
  3. Using a blender or food processor, puree the remaining mixture in the bowl.
  4. Add 2 cups of reserved mixture to the pureed mixture.
  5. Season with salt, pepper (optional) and the juice from the lemons.
  6. Cover mixture and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.
  7. Serve cold, garnished with chopped cilantro.

For nutrition information, please visit Farmers Market Gazpacho at What's Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl.

Simple Summer Party Recipes

Hosting a summer get-together is a breeze when you’ve got the right recipes. From gazpachos and salads to grilled chicken and mixed drinks, these warm-weather dishes are sure to impress.

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Fresh Peach Salad

Fresh, juicy peaches are a highlight of summer. Make the fruit sing by pairing the peaches with arugula, gouda, candied pecans and a red wine vinaigrette.

Delicioso Adobo Grilled Chicken

Pink Lemonade Moscato Punch

Grown-ups, this one&rsquos for you. Combine homemade lemonade with sparkling wine and garnish with fresh mint, lemon slices and raspberry-filled ice cubes.

Lobster Rolls

Grilled Corn on Cob with Kimchi Mayo and Scallions

A kimchi mayonnaise and a sprinkle of scallions elevate Molly&rsquos grilled corn from a summertime staple to a flavorful side you&rsquoll want to cook again and again.


Sticky Honey-Soy Chicken Wings

Couscous Salad with Tomatoes and Mint

Perfect Homemade Lemonade

Arugula, Watermelon and Feta Salad

Olive-and-Spice-Rubbed Leg of Lamb

Asparagus Crostini

Farro Salad with Tomatoes and Herbs

Spaghetti with Pinot Grigio and Seafood

Raspberry Lime Punch

Roasted Shrimp Salad

Zucchini Caprese Sliders

Make the most of summer produce with Ree&rsquos veggie sliders. Be sure to grill the zucchini for just a few minutes &mdash long enough to have grill marks, but not so long that they lose their firm texture.

Grilled Yellow Gazpacho

With a bounty of summer veggies and fresh basil for garnish, Trisha&rsquos beautiful gazpacho is like sunshine in a bowl. Pro tip: make the gazpacho the day before you plan to serve and let it chill overnight &mdash the soup will only improve as it sits!

Low Country Boil

Nothing says &ldquosummer&rdquo quite like a low country boil. For a classic country feel (and easy cleanup!), spread the meal over newspaper and have your guests help themselves.

Charred Sweetcorn Salsa

Combine charred corn with tomatoes, jalapeno and lime to make a simple salsa that&rsquos bursting with fresh flavor.

Roasted Salmon Tacos

Ina tops easy fish tacos with a crunchy fresh slaw and simplified guacamole. If you are hesitant about cooking fish, this is the recipe for you. No flipping required and the roasted salmon is broken up into chunks for the tacos, so you don&rsquot have to worry about getting it onto the spatula in one piece. Bring on (Fish) Taco Tuesday.

Jicama and Red Cabbage Slaw

Trisha&rsquos tangy slaw makes a beautiful accompaniment to grilled chicken or barbecued pork.

Nick's Favorite Grilled Orange Soda

Yes, you can use your grill to make drinks. Molly grills oranges until they&rsquore extra sweet and slightly smoky, then combines the juice with soda water and a pinch of turmeric.

Chicken Fajita Salad

Ree puts a fresh twist on the charcuterie board with her fun and festive salad, which is cooked from start to finish on the grill.


Tuna Poke Bowls

This Hawaiian staple is trending all over the U.S. Buy the tuna for this recipe the day you want to make it for a super-fresh dish.

Macaroni Salad with Dill and Ham

Brown Butter Scallop Rolls

Make these savory scallop rolls the centerpiece of your next backyard feast. Allowing the butter to brown gives the scallops a juicy texture and subtle nutty flavor.

Herby Ranch Dressing

Fried Chicken Salad

You'll make it your business to have leftover fried chicken, just so you can make this creamy and tangy salad the next day.

Fried Rice Pineapple Boat

Sweet-and-salty fans, rejoice. This fried rice in a pineapple boat is the best of both worlds. And who can resist a pineapple boat?

Grilled Shrimp with Peach Cocktail Sauce

Looking for an elegant summer appetizer? Giada&rsquos easy grilled shrimp has you covered. Hold onto the extra peach sauce &mdash the sweet and spicy condiment makes an excellent addition to a cheese board or sandwich.

Warm Picnic Burritos ("Burritos De Machaca")

Blackberry-Bourbon Iced Tea

Grilled Lamb Meatball Flatbread

Summer entertaining is all about budgeting your prep time so you don't miss the party. Valerie starts out with store-bought naan as the base for her grilled flatbread to save some time, but goes the extra mile to make delicious Mediterranean-spiced lamb meatballs from scratch. The result is a fun new take on grilled pizza.

Grilled Lemonade Chicken

The secret ingredient in this sweet and tangy grilled chicken is a refreshing summer staple &mdash lemonade! Serve it with grilled corn or a classic potato salad for a simple seasonal dinner.

Hacks to Make Any Summer Rum Cocktail a Hit

If you’re feeling inspired and want to take your summer barbecue to the next level, try pairing Mike Southerland’s red, white and blue summer breeze drink with some tasty grub. Rum is a prized ingredient for several classic cocktails, and the key is enjoying a delicious rum cocktail with the right food.

As one of the oldest spirits, rum pairs well with a variety of foods and flavors — salty, tangy, spicy, sweet. For dark sipping rums, chocolate is an excellent choice, whereas sweeter summer breeze cocktails like this go well with roasted pork or jerk chicken. Remember, you can never go wrong with spicy foods because the sugar content in rum lends the perfect balance to hot cuisine. For some summer rum cocktail inspiration, try:

  • Pairing Mexican snacks with pina coladas: Serve a sweet rum-based pina colada with a Mexican snack like chips and salsa, tacos or seafood like crab or lobster.
  • Mixing fruits and rum: Fruits like bananas and pineapples, and sweets like pineapple-flavored tarts, pair well with any rum, including our summer breeze drink.
  • Combining golden rums with fried favorites: Sweet golden rums pair well with fried chicken and deep-fried fish. You can also serve this drink with the smoky glaze of blackened fish and barbecued ribs.


This recipe is another reason why it’s so important to throw out the rule books, experiment, play, and make mistakes in cooking—oftentimes it ends with the most delicious results! Take this simple corn salad for example which came about almost by accident when I was making tomatillo salsa. Not realizing that tomatillos are supposed to be roasted first, I chopped them up raw and let them macerate in vinegar with scallions and was blown away by the flavors—then I tossed in some corn and a salad was born!


  • How to Make Summer Cocktail and Mocktail Drinks
    • 1. Alcoholic-Summer-Punch Classic Whiskey Cocktail
    • 2. Homemade Summer Party Drinks with Coffee & Bourbon
    • 3. Fresh Summer Crowd by the Pool Side
    • 4. Easy 3-Ingredient Light Summer Vodka Cocktail Drink
    • 5. Special 2-Ingredient Quick Summer Shots for Guys
    • 6. Non-alcoholic Signature Summer Cocktail Drink for Girls & Kids
    • 7. Paleo ‘Summer Hummer’ Lemony-Hot Summer-Cooler Mocktail
    • 8. Alcohol-blended Tropical ‘Summer Breeze’ Drink with Rum
    • 9. Mixed Simple-Summer Martini Cocktail Drink
    • 10. Chilled ‘Corvette Summer’ Cocktail Drink

    Keeping this in mind, we have compiled this amazing list of classic homemade summer drinks – with and without alcohol – which you can easily try at any time or just anywhere. See how they go!

    Summer Breeze

    At MORAD WINERY, nestled at the foothills of Israel&aposs Carmel Mountains, learn how to make a Summer Breeze featuring Morad’s award-winning Passion Fruit and Pomegranate wines. The absolute perfect cocktail for summer entertaining.


    • Ice cubes
    • 2 oz. Morad Passion Fruit Wine
    • 1 oz Morad Pomegranate Wine
    • 1 lemon washed, seeded, and chopped
    • Juice of 1 large orange
    • (generous) freestyle 3 count lime juice
    • cherry, optional for serving
    • mint leaves, optional for serving
    • orange slices, optional for serving


    Place 5 to 6 ice cubes in a shaker.

    Add Morad Passion Fruit Wine, Morad Pomegranate Wine, lemon, orange juice, and lime juice.

    45 Summer Dinner Ideas That Make the Most of the Season's Bounty

    Fresh produce and alfresco dining? We love this time of year.

    Rejoice, fresh food lovers, because summer is upon us! Tis the season of fresh berries, even fresher veggies, and of course tomatoes and zucchini galore! It's time to eat outside, to cook outside, and to basically spend as much time outside in every way possible. To make the most of the season, we've rounded up some of our most favorite summer dinner ideas, ideal for enjoying on a back porch with a pitcher of sweet tea or a chilled glass of rosé. Whether it's some stellar grilling recipes you're after or dishes for using up your fresh summer produce, you'll find everything you need in this list. And if you'd rather avoid the oven or stove on scorching days, there are several recipes that use the grill or can be whipped up without any heating like some delicious summer salads.

    For dinners that can feed a crew, check out the Worcestershire-glazed burgers, grilled sausages, or grilled Margherita pizza. If you have a large back porch, you probably host a fair amount of summer dinners, meaning you're likely to be in the market for some summer side dishes as well. Look to the cast iron beans, Parmesan tots, or cauliflower mac-and-cheese for sides that will fill a crowd up. Don't forget a refreshing batch of summer cocktails that will put anyone in a good mood after a hot day. Your dinner guests will be pleasantly surprised with these delicious summer dinner ideas that are anything but boring.

    Watch the video: A Summer Breeze (January 2022).