It’s been a bit too humid and it’s nice to sit back and relax with something that is cool and refreshing!
SERVES 2 - 4
2/3 c. sugar
2/3 c. fresh lemon juice
1 pt. fresh strawberries
3 c. ice cubes
Blend on high speed until smooth. Garnish with strawberries.
2 c. water
1 c. sugar
1 T. grated lemon peel
1 c. fresh lemon juice
1 pt. strawberries, hulled and halved
2 c. sparkling water or club soda
Mint sprigs (optional)
Combine water and sugar in saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and stir to dissolve sugar. Add lemon peel and juice, and stir to blend. Remove from heat and cool completely. Strain into pitcher or plastic bottle. Puree strawberries in processor or blender. Add to mixture. Cover securely and pack in ice chest. When ready to serve, fill glasses with crushed ice, pour in lemonade and add a splash or two of club soda. Garnish with mint sprigs if you wish.
MAKES 8 TO 10 1 ½ C. SERVINGS
1 can frozen, pulp-free orange juice concentrate (12 oz.)
2 bottles lemon lime soda (2 liters each)
1 to 2 oranges, cut into small wedges
Combine just before ready to serve. Serve with orange wedge over glass.
and as I post this I am enjoying this one -
strongly brewed green tea (cooled), sweetened with honey and mixed with a “shot” of ginger ale