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?
Clear Pitcher with Hole Design, $14.99; Cost Plus World Market
Barre Hand-blown Glass Pitcher, Simon Pearce, $150; Amen Wardy Home, Aspen; The Lark, Denver; Peppercorn, Boulder; Palladin, Telluride
Roxie 2-pint Pitcher, William Yeoward Crystal, $375; Homefest, Greenwood Village; Hutch & Fig, Cherry Creek North
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.