Monday, August 10, 2009

Refreshing Refreshments!

I live in North Florida and even though it's almost the middle of August it's still scorching outside, at the moment it's 91 degrees and only getting hotter as the day continues. Now as much as I love the Sunshine State, I hate being hot and feeling lethargic from it. But rehydrating with just water can be so boring, however i will say that sometimes a nice cold glass of ice water is so very refreshing! Anyways, I've decided to share with you a few easy updates to make water more appealing when it gets boring.

The most refreshing take on water is Spa Water also known as cucumber water...
1 gallon water
about 5 lemon slices
about 5 cucumber slices
Put everything in pitcher and place in fridge for about an hour, then serve.

How about some Lemonade it's easy and tasty! Here's how...
1 1/2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice (takes about 12 lemons)
1/2 cup sugar
6 cups cold water
lemon slices

Put the lemon juice, sugar, and about a cup of water into the pitcher and stir until dissolved. Add the remaining water and lemon slices, mix together. Serve over ice. Enjoy :)

Or you could easily make Southern Sweet Tea with a fresh ingredients:
1 quart water
4 family size tea bags (Luzzienne)
2 cups sugar
mint leaves and lemon slices (optional/for garnish)

In a large pot bring the water to a boil. Remove pot from heat, add the tea bags, cover with a lid, and steep for about 20 minutes. Pour sugar into pitcher, add some water and stir to dissolve sugar. Once the tea has steeped, remove tea bags and pour tea into pitcher and stir. Add cold water to fill the pitcher. Serve over ice with lemon slices and mint.

1 comment:

  1. Well, I'm off to make some lemonade! You've nudged my taste buds! (Just wish I had some of that sunshine to go with it...I've only got rain.)


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