Sunday, May 13, 2012

Summer Drinks

I love serving a fruity drink with summer dinners.  Here are two recipes we've enjoyed lately:

Virgin Watermelon Margaritas


  • 4 c. watermelon, chunks, seeds removed
  • 6 Tbs. fresh lime juice
  • 2 Tbs. sugar
  • 4 C. ice cubes
  • 1/8 tsp. table salt
  • 1/2 lime, cut into wedges for garnish


Combine all ingredients except lime wedges, in a blender; puree until smooth. Divide among 4 glasses. Garnish with lime wedges. 

Fresh Strawberry Lemonade
1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (from about 5-8 lemons) - I actually just used the lemon juice you can buy in a bottle
1 cup sugar
2 cups sliced, fresh strawberries
Combine the lemon juice and sugar in a blender and blend for about 30 seconds to combine. Add the strawberries and puree or pulse until the strawberries are at the desired chunkiness. I liked the strawberries slightly chunky but my husband preferred it to be more smooth – blend to your own preference!
Pour the lemon/strawberry mixture into a pitcher and add 4 cups of cold water. Mix well and serve chilled.

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