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    Elderflower cordial isn't too sweet. I have a kind neighbour who picks the flowers in my garden and 'pays' me with cordial. It's a family summer non-alcoholic favourite served with sparkling mineral water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catherine View Post
    I have one of those jars that FloatOn has links to. I've actually brought it to our farm potluck with dandelion iced tea in it. It was a huge hit, because they usually don't have soda, and most people bring beer and/or wine, so it was a great alternative.
    I think I am going to have to bite the bullet and get one f those things. I have wanted to avoid storing and cleanup ng another thingie. But whatever the solution, it involved physical objects that sit around.

    I really just wish that A,erica s would stop being so obsessed with hydration. OTOH it is churlish to fail to offer somethi g to drink.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    I really just wish that A,erica s would stop being so obsessed with hydration. OTOH it is churlish to fail to offer somethi g to drink.
    I know that in Colorado everyone has a water bottle all the time, at least in my groups. Of course in schools and programs outdoors a lot that makes sense. So with teh dry climate we are always prepared, We had a new family move from Kansas and I had to make sure they understood about hydration for the kiddo who was not drinking enough and had super dry skin.

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    [QUOTE=iris lilies;268332]I think I am going to have to bite the bullet and get one f those things. QUOTE]

    I read this as "get one of those f***ing things. Jeesh. Very ungarden club!

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    The event is over, I did not do it right. i ended up buying individual containers. I bought a dozen "fruit flavored" drinks that were disgusting, and a dozen bottles of favored iced teas. Lots leftover. The teas we will use up, the fruit drinks, ugh no way. I hope to find a children's party that will accept,this donatio . Or a house full of kids.

    But really, I need to buy one of those 3 gallon servers.

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    IL: Isn't it likely another member has a dispenser you could borrow? If you do end up buying something, you might find that you enjoy having infused water in the fridge. We really enjoyed it last summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    The event is over, I did not do it right. i ended up buying individual containers. I bought a dozen "fruit flavored" drinks that were disgusting, and a dozen bottles of favored iced teas. Lots leftover. The teas we will use up, the fruit drinks, ugh no way. I hope to find a children's party that will accept,this donatio . Or a house full of kids.

    But really, I need to buy one of those 3 gallon servers.
    When we do stuff like that, we mix up whatever we're serving in a concentrated form in a gallon jar or jug (stronger tea, or frozen juice with less water than suggested added, or whatever), then pour it and club soda into a jug.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mary B. View Post
    When we do stuff like that, we mix up whatever we're serving in a concentrated form in a gallon jar or jug (stronger tea, or frozen juice with less water than suggested added, or whatever), then pour it and club soda into a jug.
    This is the winner!

    I dont know why I didn't think of this. This works for us because we have an endless supply of disposable gallon jugs because DH drinks 2 gallons of milk each week. We have a funnel. THiS is what we shoild do. i am going to make a note of this in my cookbook where I keep notes for crowds/parties.

    The rest of the food went well--i made pulled pork for sandwiches, brownies, and green salad. I knew we would eat any leftovers of the green salad, and all other leftovers could be frozen.

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