Tag: Summer Refreshments

Raspberry Mint Tea

Raspberry Mint Tea

This recipe for Raspberry Mint Tea is so refreshing and delicious. It’s quick and easy, too. Perfect for an afternoon with the girls or for your next ladies’ meeting.

Lemon-Lime Margaritas

Lemon-Lime Margaritas

Lemon-Lime Margaritas are a perfect way to wind down after a hot, summer day. Icy cold and citrusy with fresh limes, lemons, and orange juice.

Strawberry Lemon Fizz

Strawberry Lemon Fizz

Strawberry Lemon Fizz is a delightful beverage to make this summer. There’s nothing quite like a refreshing glass of juicy ale on a hot summer day. Click to Tweet

Strawberry Lemon Fizz is a delightful beverage to make this summer. 

There’s nothing quite like a refreshing glass of juicy ale on a hot summer day.

My daughters and I first made this drink when we were having a “spa” day at our house. We set the kitchen table up with our manicure and pedicure kits, face masks, towels, a bowl of Dove Chocolate Covered Cherries and a pitcher of this fizz drink. Okay, so we could have eaten fresh veggies with a dip, and that would have been good, too. Along with the chocolate.

Ingredients Needed for Strawberry Lemon Fizz

  • Sugar
  • Water
  • Mint Leaves
  • Fresh Strawberries
  • 2 Lemons
  • 3 Limes
  • Ginger Ale or Sparkling Apple Juice

Putting it All Together

To begin, you’ll want to make the simple sugar syrup. In a small saucepan, combine sugar, water, and mint leaves. Bring to a rolling boil (the kind that won’t stop when you stir it) and boil for 2 minutes until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and allow this syrup to cool.

While this is cooling, prepare the fruit. Slice the strawberries, lemons, and limes and place in a bowl.

Once the mint sugar syrup has cooled, it’s time to assemble the drinks. Using pretty glasses, fill with strawberries, and slices of lemon and limes. Add a tablespoon of the mint sugar syrup to the fruit and then fill glasses with cold ginger ale or sparkling apple cider. We used ginger ale, but the apple cider would work well, too.

Strawberry Lemon Fizz drinks are so “girly”. We love it. Plus, the strawberries at the end are pretty tasty, too.

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Strawberry Lemon Fizz

Strawberry Lemon Fizz

Here's a delightful recipe to make for your family.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Ginger Ale, Lemons, Limes, Mint, Strawberries
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4

Equipment

Cuisinart Cookware
Cutting Board
Santoku Knife
Glass Pitcher

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 4 sprigs fresh mint
  • 1 quart fresh strawberries halved
  • 2 large lemons sliced
  • 3 large limes sliced
  • Ginger ale or sparkling apple juice

Instructions

  • In medium saucepan, combine sugar, water, and mint. Bring a rolling boil. Cook for 2 minutes until dissolved. Allow to cool. Discard the mint.
  • Using a cutting board, slice strawberries in half and place in a bowl. Slice lemons and limes into 1/4" slices. Add to bowl.
  • When ready to serve, fill glasses with strawberries, and slices of lemon and lime. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of the mint syrup. Add cold ginger ale or sparkling apple juice to each. Serves 4-6.
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Homemade Cherry Limeades

Homemade Cherry Limeades

We love Cherry Limeades and this homemade recipe is delicious and easy to make. We think it’s better than Sonic’s and we really love Sonic. Please don’t get me started on their onion rings, tater tots or foot-long chili dogs! Ingredients Needed for Cherry Limeades 

Orange Julius

Orange Julius

Orange Julius is a recipe that brings back memories from my childhood. I remember making this icy beverage when I was a girl. So sweet and milky. And cold. A wonderful diversion on a hot summer day.