Being how this is the hottest summer I can remember -- guess it balances out the coldest winter we had here in the deep deep south -- I'm thinking of delicious ways to keep from melting. Today's culinary offering should do the trick! Enjoy.
What's your favorite summer cool down item?
Berry Cool Lemonade
2 cups fresh blackberries (thawed frozen works well too)
1 cup fresh lemon juice
1 cup Splenda (granulated) OR comparable amount of honey!
4 cups cold water
Enough crushed ice for 6 glasses
Fresh mint sprigs, blackberries or lemon slices for garnish
Combine blackberries, lemon juice, and Splenda or honey in a blender. Blend til smooth, scraping sides of container. Use a sieve to press down solids into a pitcher. Stir in water and mix well. Pour over ice in glasses. Garnish. Ahhh!