Saturday, November 1, 2014

A Refreshing Taste of Summer


Don't you love summery recipes that you can still make whether it is actually summer or not? These two drinks recipes fit into that category.

Easy Strawberry Lemonade


1 (12 fluid ounce) can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
4 1/2 cups water
1 (10 ounce) package frozen strawberries, partially thawed


In a large pitcher, mix together lemonade concentrate and water. Stir in strawberries.

Source: Allrecipes, submitted by SUNAMITA. You can find it here.

Notes: Strawberry lemonade doesn't get any easier than this, folks!

Cucumber Punch


2 medium cucumbers
3 cups water
1 can (12 ounces) frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
2 liters diet ginger ale, chilled
4 1/2 cups diet grapefruit or citrus soda, chilled


With a zester or fork, score cucumbers lengthwise; cut widthwise into thin slices. In a large pitcher, combine water and lemonade concentrate; add cucumbers. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Just before serving, transfer cucumber mixture to a punch bowl; stir in ginger ale and grapefruit soda.

Yield: 25 servings (4-3/4 quarts).

Source: Taste of Home. You can find it here.

Notes: This is so good. You wouldn't think that cucumber and lemon would go together that well, but it really does.

1 comment:

  1. We usually serve water for Sunday dinners because the meals are just so big or so rich. But every once in a while, you just like a good beverage. Both of these really fit the bill. I was amazed that even the kids really liked both of them. Very easy.

    And, yes, some of those names are really good. I've never submitted one to All Recipes, but I've used plenty of them. A really good website, although the user comments aren't always helpful. I don't like when they completely change the recipe, rate it on their changes, and then say it worked because of the changes.