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5 Ways to Make Summer Bright
Always one to count down the days 'til summer when you were a kid? We did and still do. Bring on longer days and windows-down drives – summer is here. As we gear up for a season of more sunscreen and less worries, we've asked a few of our favorite folks to share their ideas for the perfect summer day. Dive in!
Denver's own foodie Jessie Snyder – of Faring Well – pairs together the unlikely combination of blackberry, coconut and thyme to create the perfect summer combo with a cherry...scratch that...cornmeal crumble on top. Give this cool down a go!
Roasted Blackberry + Thyme Ice Cream
Makes about 5 cups of ice cream.
We polled our team on their favorite books to put a nose in this summer. From Laura on our Community Team to Will on our Design Team, their picks have you covered.
Shae of Dram Apothecary crafted this concoction in her tucked-away studio in a small Colorado mountain town. With summer in mind, Shae mixed in Switchels which historically was given to farmworkers to keep them hydrated and nourished while working in the sun.
Dusk on Honey Hill
Instructions: Combine gin, switchel, squeeze of lemon and sparkling water over ice and stir well. Add DRAM Bitters. Top with a sprig of fresh rosemary, smacked between the palms first to release the aromatic oils.
Make your own switchel: combine 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar, 1/4 cup honey and 1/3 cup fresh grated ginger. Allow to sit overnight. Strain and enjoy!
AU ambassador Benj Haisch puts on his quasi-DJ headphones to bring us his definition of summer in a Spotify playlist. You can find the whole playlist HERE, but below is a roundup of our favorites —
Globe trotter, Jules Davies, shares her roadtrip essentials.
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