Pool Parties and Pina Coladas

by Rebecca Matheson Ortiz, Tastemaker in Residence

When the Texas heat rolls in, don’t move the party inside—move it pool side! Whether at a community or neighborhood pool or in your own back yard, summer fun doesn’t have to rely on air conditioning. Mix up some frosty pina coladas or refreshing mojitos for summer sips and dip into chips with cold salsa, like the delicious handcrafted and preservative-free Wrights of Texas green sauce (made with ripe avocados, cucumbers, and tomatillos) or homemade guacamole. –Pro tip: Place the avocado seed in the guac to keep it from browning. Pool noodles, floats and water toys can keep the party going into the evening and everyone will be able to stay cool while splashing around.

Find my favorite recipe for Pina Coladas here