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


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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