Save, Spend, Splurge: Glass Pitchers

Plus, a cucumber-jalapeño margarita recipe



Even a good, strong drink needs a beautiful home. And what better way to savor the summer than with a refreshing beverage?

SAVE:


Clear Pitcher with Hole Design, $14.99; Cost Plus World Market

 

SPEND:


Barre Hand-blown Glass Pitcher
, Simon Pearce, $150; Amen Wardy Home, Aspen; The Lark, Denver; Peppercorn, Boulder; Palladin, Telluride

 

SPLURGE:


Roxie 2-pint Pitcher
, William Yeoward Crystal, $375; Homefest, Greenwood Village; Hutch & Fig, Cherry Creek North

RECIPE

Cucumber-Jalapeño Margaritas:
Recipe adapted from chef Michael Symon

In a pitcher, combine ¼ cup freshly squeezed lime juice, 1½ cups white tequila (I use Silver Patrón), ¼ cup Grand Marnier, ¼ cup simple syrup, 1 thinly sliced mini cucumber, and 1 halved and seeded jalapeño pepper.

Chill in refrigerator for 2 hours.

On a plate, combine 1 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon chili powder.

Press moistened rims of 6 glasses into salt-and-chili mixture.

Remove jalapeño from margarita mixture.

Fill each glass with ice, margarita mixture, and 2 to 3 ounces club soda.

Garnish each with a lime wheel.

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Browse. Buy. Eat. Discover. See what's new and trending, plus tips for great local finds. CH&L editor at large Rebecca Gart shares her favorite discoveries from around the state of Colorado. 

A former reporter for The Daily Camera in Boulder, and writer/editor for InLine magazine and Delicious Living, Rebecca has also written for Cooking Light and Natural Health. She currently writes about what’s trending in home design, food, lifestyle, beauty and shopping for CH&L. In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys traveling, cooking, reading, snowshoeing, skiing, biking and playing tennis. She and her husband Ken have three children.

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