Prepare yourself for a sparkling and delightful do-it-yourself activity today, friends! With a simple spread of prepared lemonade, fresh fruits, and a selection from your dōTERRA collection, you can create a crowd-pleaser that will have everyone talking about their favorite flavors. Sip, share, and go back for more!
To set up your Lemonade Bar, plan to provide at least 1 cup of prepared lemonade per person in attendance. Use small glasses to allow for various tastings for each of your guests. Create a spread of various fresh fruits including raspberries, strawberries, lemons, and limes. Pour prepared lemonade into glasses, then allow guests to add fruit, whether as garnish on the side of the glass or floating on ice. Now we’re ready to move on to the best part!
Provide toothpicks for your friends to flavor their lemonade using this simple technique: dip the toothpick tip into your essential oil of choice, then swirl it into the liquid. Believe it or not, just this tiny amount of oil does the trick to flavor the entire glass. A diverse collection of essential oils is key to making this lemonade bar a tantalizing one! Consider setting out the following dōTERRA oils for the dip-and-swirl technique: Basil, Lavender, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Lime, and Yellow Mandarin. This list is by no means exhaustive, just a flavorful starting point.
Make sure to provide a large enough oil selection to allow your guests’ individuality to show in their choices. As friends share their favorite combinations (raspberry lemonade with a hint of basil, anyone?), others can return to the bar for another taste or a new concoction. You’re guaranteed to have a good time observing how each guest eventually settles on their ideal drink recipe!
Not into lemonade? No problem! Instead, go with this Sparkling Citrus Beverage.
1.5 cups soda water
Up to ¼ teaspoon stevia, to taste
Up to 6 drops dōTERRA Yellow Mandarin
Up to 6 drops dōTERRA Lemon or Grapefruit
Mix ingredients together and serve chilled or over ice. Garnish with a sprig of mint or a slice of lime, if you’d like. For a dash of color, add a tiny bit of naturally-sourced food coloring to create a pinkish hue for the pink grapefruit, or use yellow for the Yellow Mandarin.
You can even add essential oil to your ice cube trays! Enhance presentation by freezing fruit zest into the cubes. Let these ideas spark your creativity for fun, healthful ways to incorporate the flavors of essential oil into your go-to refreshments. Use those dōTERRA bottles adorning your fabulous beverage bar not just for hospitality and entertaining, but also as conversation starters among friends. Who’s up for seconds on that lemonade?