I appreciate happy hours just as much as the next person, but with busy schedules, significant others, little people running around, and some of us who just like to go straight home after work, the weekday happy hour is hard to make happen sometimes.
Since the weather has been so nice these last few weeks of summer, I thought an outdoor, kid-friendly Saturday happy hour might be a good way to get people together. I tend to relax in the front yard anyway (much to my neighbors entertainment I am certain) so it seemed like the perfect spot.
Thus Front Yard Happy Hour was born.
The picnic blankets were open from 3-7PM. Everyone brought a snack or drink to share and I made the famous Farris Apricot Slush. There was sidewalk chalk, bubbles and laughter until dark.
It was a good time and I foresee many Saturday Happy Hours in our future.
The Farris Apricot Slush is a drink my mom makes and it’s the only alcohol she likes.
It’s quite tasty and one batch makes a ton, so you can keep it in your freeze all summer long.
Slush is also orange, so for any of you with Halloween parties in your future, I would consider it a more than acceptable spooky beverage.
Farris Apricot Slush
1 can of frozen lemonade
1 can of frozen orange juice
1 46oz container of apricot nectar juice
1 46 oz container of pineapple juice
1 cup of vodka
1 cup of apricot brandy
1 liter of Z-Up or Sprite (we are a Z-Up family, I am just saying)
*Mix all the juices and alcohol together.
*Freeze it for at least 24 hours.
*When ready to serve, scoop it into a cup and pour Z-Up or Sprite over it.
Give the Saturday Happy Hour a try- it really was laid back, easy and fun!