Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Tasty Tuesday ~~ Lemonade with a Twist

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! 

**Wouldn't this concoction make awesome ice cubes to add to other drinks?!


Terri Tiffany said...

You're making me thirsty over here:))
We boil up teabags and make some green tea every week--that's about the extent of our refreshing summer drink:)

Melissa Marsh said...

YUM. That sounds MARVELOUS!

Suldog said...

My favorite has always been a big slice of ice-cold watermelon!

darsden said...

Sounds Yummy, It's hot over here in Gulfport too!

I make lemonade then I add citrus vodka too it, an wallaa I am cooler so is my attitude too!

Karen said...

Yummo, she says as she wipes her sweaty forehead, and tries not to notice the smell under her arms...teehee.... Sounds great! I love ice tea with fresh mint, too.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Y'all are making me drool...or maybe it's the coffee + honey I'm drinking to counteract the heat. :)

Marguerite said...

Sounds like a great summer drink! My favorite is a large Pina Colada Daiquiri! :) Cheers, sha!

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