Home is Where the Party's At

There really is NO place like home. Whether you're from the south, north, east, or west - your home state is a part of you. That's why, at Swoozie's, we are loving our new Happy Home collection. Perfect for entertaining, hostess gifts, or for showing a little state pride, these items are sure to tug at your heart. Check out our full Happy Home collection to see all of the state options we have available. Oh, and don't forget to visit our No Place Like Home Pinterest board. It's full of cozy goodness! 

Seen above:

1. State Slate Cheese Board 
2. Sweet Home Alabama Bottle Opener
3. Wine Down Chalkboard Wine Cooler
4. Texas Stemless Wine Glass

Watermelon Lemonade

Today is National Lemonade Day, the day where we all honor and celebrate the famous old-time drink. Here, at Swoozie's, we are suckers for the classic summer beverage. However, we couldn't help but SWOOn over this delicious twist of a recipe by Fearless Homemaker

It's a watermelon lemonade that is so crisp and refreshing, you'll want to drink all 8 servings on your own. Oh, and if you want to turn it into a cocktail, Fearless Homemaker suggests adding a splash of sparkling wine or vodka! 

Consider serving this lemonade in one of our personalized mason jars or kate spade new york acrylic glasses. Add a paper straw to the glass and guests won't know if they should be more impressed with the lemonade or the presentation! 

Ingredients

8 cups 1-inch cubes of seedless watermelon (from about a 4 1/2 pound watermelon)
1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice (roughly 8 lemons)
3 1/2 cups water
1 cup granulated white sugar

for serving: ice cubes or frozen watermelon cubes
lemon wedges + watermelon wedges for garnish

Directions

Working in 2 batches, blend watermelon + lemon juice in food processor or blender until smooth. Pass through a wire sieve to remove any thick pulp/seeds. Transfer to pitcher.

Bring 3 1/2 cups water + sugar to boil in medium saucepan over high heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Add hot syrup to pitcher with watermelon-lemon juice. Refrigerate until cold, about 2 hours.

Fill glasses with ice (or frozen watermelon cubes). Pour Watermelon Lemonade over + garnish glasses with lemon wedges +/or watermelon wedges.