4th of July Entertaining

Planning on getting together with friends and family this 4th of July?  Treat your guests to these delicious Aquasana recipe picks for a fun and festive Independence Day celebration.

 Aquasana Americana Infused Water

-5 strawberries, sliced

-12 blueberries, pierced to release flavor

-5-6 slices of pineapple (cut into star shapes with a cookie cutter)

-Ice and Aquasana filtered water

Combine fruit with Aquasana filtered water and refrigerate overnight.  Add ice and serve.

 

Organic Fresh Watermelon Sorbet

-1 cup of organic sugar

-3/4 cup of Aquasana filtered water

-3 ½ cups of seedless watermelon flesh

What to do:

Prep ice water bath in a medium size stainless steel bowl. Place sugar and Aquasana filtered water in a saucepan and dissolve sugar over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat when sugar is dissolved. Pour syrup into a small bowl and chill in the ice water bath until cool.Puree watermelon flesh in a blender. Slowly add chilled syrup with blender running until combined.Freeze sorbet in an ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s instructions. Store in an airtight container until ready to use.

 

Skewered Grilled Organic Veggies

-15 bamboo skewers

-2 medium summer squash, halved and cut into half inch slices

-2 medium zucchinis, halved and cut into half inch slices

-1 red bell pepper, cut into quarters lengthwise and cut into one inch pieces

-1 basket cherry tomatoes

-1/4 cup olive oil

-Salt and pepper

-Balsamic vinegar

-2-3 tbsp chopped fresh herbs of your choice

Place the skewers in a bowl and cover with Aquasana filtered water, soak for 30 minutes. This will prevent the skewers from burning.  Prepare grill at medium heat.  Place chopped veggies in a medium bowl and toss with olive oil and a generous amount of salt and pepper to taste. Skewer veggies in a colorful arrangement, alternating colors.

 Place skewered veggies over medium heat on the grill. Check and turn skewers as needed and grill until veggies are marked and tender about 10-15 minutes. Remove from heat and place on a platter. Drizzle veggies with a good balsamic vinegar, sprinkle with fresh herbs, and serve!

Enjoy!

 

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