Happy Summer Solstice! This last weekend was our annual summer solstice party. It typically rains every year. This year was different! We had lots of sun and warmth. What a great way to spend the almost-longest day of the year!
My favorite part is theming the party. It's based on food, of course. One year we did a taco bar. Last year (best ever) was a build-your-own grilled pizza bar. We provided the crusts, encouraged everyone to bring a topping to share, and let the creativity flow!
This year was a Steak & Shake party. Build your own slider bar AND build your own adult milkshake bar. Luckily I have friends who are fantastic chefs. Burger toppings included caramelized onions, sauteed mushrooms, fig compote, caramelized leeks, spicy peppers, and bleu cheese, just to name a few!
I had several different recipes for milkshakes to serve as guides. They included a Drunk Monkey (pb, banana, rum), a Grasshopper (peppermint schnapps and oreos), and a Birthday Cake. We used my Magic Bullet blender and had a ton of fun.
The Birthday Cake milkshake was the biggest hit. Here's the recipe:
Birthday Cake Adult Milkshake
1 cup vanilla ice cream
1/3 cup milk
1 shot Triple Olive Cake Vodka
1 Tbsp rainbow sprinkles
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!
BTW: Just in case you were wondering, this is a 20!