Picnic Essentials: A Guide to the Perfect Picnic
It's hard to believe that we're already in the dog days of summer, but alas, here we are. We're making the most of it by celebrating National Picnic Month (which just so happens to be July) and we'd love to invite you to join us! So, today, we're sharing our picnic essentials and the recipe to a perfect summer picnic...
The best picnics start with a nice, big blanket
Whether you're picnic-ing on a warm, sandy beach, in a lush meadow, or at your favorite park in the city, a sprawling blanket is a picnic. Set the stage for your meal with something roomy enough for all your picnic essentials.
We're partial to large swathes of linen, naturally-dyed with hibiscus from our organic tea.
Next, you need something to carry your treats
You can opt for the classic picnic basket – or switch it up and grab your favorite canvas tote, mesh bag, or cooler. The only thing that really matters is that it's large enough to fit all of your treats!
Now, to pic(nic) your food
There are no rights or wrongs when it comes to picnic foods but we believe that the perfect picnic needs appetizers, an entree, and something sweet - bonus points if you can choose finger-friendly foods (so be sure to pack some of your favorite hand sanitizer).
Appetizer ideas to whet your palette...
- Tinned fish on crusty baguette, topped with grilled summer veggies.
- A zesty pineapple salsa with tons of fresh herbs and salty tortilla chips.
- Hummus with freshly chopped carrots, bell peppers, and cucumber for dipping.
- A cheese board with a hard cheese, soft cheese, crackers, and olives.
Don't forget to bring along some cutlery, plates, and cloth napkins. Use what you have at home for an elevated picnic experience that also shows our planet a little love.
And finally, make your picnic essentials even Better
With Better Booch! No picnic is complete without a little booch. And because our kombucha comes in a can, you don't have to worry about taking it to your most treasured picnic spot (even if that's on the beach) or if it's going to break in your picnic basket. Just be sure to stash the cans and recycle them later!