Once, ok 3 times, in college I was kindly told that I was slightly too young and angelic looking – or, eh, perhaps it was my homemade “ID”- to enter an establishment that served the beverages that had cool names, nifty swizzle sticks, umbrellas, and always seemed to be the setting in act numero uno of the story of some girl in my sorority getting knocked up and having to marry a guy with whom the longest amount of time they had shared together was most likely a spring break trip to Cabo.
But just like a good Disney movie I took something totally irrelevant away from it and turned it into a lesson: bars are cool because they garnish their drinks!!!! Now I know there will be a few naysayers who will say it is because of the alcohol but I choose not to hear you, future twelve steppers.
Here is one of my favorite garnishes for play date drinks that I did at my daughter’s birthday this year…sprinkles! I actually used the little dots because they stick better but feel free to use whatever supplies you have on hand…cocoa powder, crystal sugar, crushed graham crackers. I always use honey to rim the glass because everything sticks better but you can use anything sticky you want.
I think we all like it when people make us feel special even in the smallest ways…and I promise you this little treat makes an average cup of lemonade, milk, or sparkling soda feel coolio! I love it when the ones I think are the coolest feel special.