What is it about summertime that makes me want to liven up my regular beverage route? As soon as the weather starts to warm up my smoothies go from green to pink, my coffee gets a scoop of ice and a swirl of cream and I find myself reaching for a refreshing glass of lemonade instead of water!

Of course, I always like to pair my summer drink with a tasty treat! Here are a few of my favorite combos:

Lemonade + Coconut Pecan Bars


The bright flavor of lemonade really brings out the tropical coconut in these bars – it’s a summer picnic must-have!

Iced Coffee + Brown Butter Pecan Pie


Don’t wait until Thanksgiving to make pecan pie. I prefer a slice for breakfast with my iced latte on lazy summer mornings.

Strawberry Smoothie + Chocolate Dipped Almond Biscotti


These two coffeehouse classics are even better when they’re homemade. Whip up a batch of biscotti and keep them in an airtight container to enjoy with your smoothies all week long.