Tangy Summer Blend Smoothie
Submitted by: Merribuck
1 nectarine
6 oz. light (reduced sugar) fat-free peach yogurt, frozen
(This is one container of Yoplait)
1/2 cup Crystal Light or other sugar-free lemonade
1/2 cup Dole Pine-Orange-Guava juice
(comes in a carton)
1 packet (1 gram) Equal sweetener
(or 2 teaspoons of sugar if not available)
Put all ingredients into blender. Blend until smoothie consistency is reached. Makes 4 servings.

Stars and Stripes Punch
Submitted by: katycoo
1 (6 ounce) package cherry gelatin
2 cups boiling water
2 quarts chilled apple juice
1/2 cup chilled lemon juice
1 1/2 quarts lemon soda
cracked ice
Dissolve gelatin in water. Stir in fruit juices and soda. Mix well. Chill with ice in punch bowl. Makes about 3 1/2 quarts (you could cut this one down if you just need a pitcher).

4th of July
Submitted by: Barbiel
1 1/2 oz Vodka
1/2 oz Triple sec
1/2 oz Sweet and Sour mix
1/2 oz Curacao
1 dash Grenadine
Mix all ingredients except Grenadine in shaker and chill. Serve in martini glass. Add Grenadine and it will sink to bottom.
Note: This is a great specialty drink for Independance Day.

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