Friday, June 10, 2011

Raspberry Mango Lemonade and other fun "seize the day" summer drinks

Here are the written versions:

Cucumber Water:
1 gallon of water
1 lemon sliced
2 handfuls sliced cucumber
combine and store in the refrigerator,
Use within 2 days.

Fresh Limeade - (Lemonade):
1 large glass of water
add the juice of two small limes (1 large lemon) about 4 T
3 spoonfuls of sugar.
Stir until sugar is dissolved.
Add a piece of the rind and a handful of ice.
Drink and go "Ahhh!"

Barrett Special: (from our friends the Bains)
1 large glass filled 3/4 with Sparkling lemon water and ice.
Add a splash of cranberry juice
take a small piece of lime and rub tit around the rim of the glass
Squeeze in leftover lime juice and toss rind in glass.
Serve cold.

Strawberry Lemonade:
1/2 gallon of water
juice of 3 lemons 1/2 C
5 sp sugar
1 handful strawberries mashed
Place everything in large coffee press.
Squeeze down pulp.
Pour over ice and enjoy.

Raspberry Mango Lemonade (limeade):
In a large pitcher add 3/4 gallon cold water.
add 10 spoonfuls of sugar (about 3/4 cup) and stir until dissolved
In a medium bowl combine 1 small carton fresh raspberries (just over 1 cup), 1 cup fresh mango pieces and the juice of 6 lemons (almost 1 cup). Using a potato smasher or a big spoon, smash fruit until it forms a paste. Place a colander or strainer over another bowl and pour mixture into colander. Let the juice fall through. Use large spoon to smash down pulp to remove last bits of juice.
Pour juice mixture in to pitcher and stir to combine.
Add some lemon slices to pitcher.
Pour over ice to serve.

Cook well,
Rob Barrett
Cooking for Dads

1 comment:

  1. love it!!! i was tempted to try emeril's strawberry lemonade but didn't have a sieve so i love your recipe with the coffee press! brilliant!