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The Pink Shrink

Contributed by: Lois Mead

Summertime is here... time to fire up your grill and invite some friends over for a backyard/pool party. Dust off those tiki candles from last year and put some new citronella candles in them to ward off unwanted insects. You can find inexpensive tableware and decorations at a store like Paper Warehouse, Target or Wal-Mart. Make it bright and vibrant to match the season.

Now, how about some bright and vibrant foods? For the main course, why not grill your favorite hamburgers, steaks, hotdogs or ribs. For some exciting side dishes, drinks, and desserts try the following or one of your favorites. Remember, the theme is "bright and vibrant."

See also: Bahaman Rum Punch, S`icy Louisiana Shrimp & Cream Cheese Dip, Fruit Dip, Cole Slaw and Hawaiian Mocha Dream Squares.


  • 4 oz. Vodka
  • 1 tbsp. Cream of Coconut Syrup
  • 1 cup Fresh or Frozen Strawberries
  • 1 cup Crushed Ice


In a blender or food processor, combine vodka and coconut syrup. Add strawberries and ice. Process at high speed for about 30 seconds. Pour into two iced martini glasses.


For the kids or non-drinkers, substitute 7-Up for the Vodka.

Serving Size: Makes 2 Servings

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