Entry #1402, July 22, 2012
While summertime entertaining can be a treat, often times the heat can make an outdoor party less enjoyable. This summer how about create a lemonade bar for your guests? Sure the original lemonade is a treat in itself, but when you consider all of the add ins and different flavors of lemonade these days, the sky is the limit!
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Try out some of these great ideas that I got from Right@Home. Who knew lemonade recipes could be so inventive? Let me know which ideas you love the best.
1.) Different flavor lemonades:
Have you ever thought of mixing other fruit juices with your lemonade? Try these: watermelon, strawberries, pomegranate, or even sparkling water can change your classic lemonade into a delightful treat for your guests.
2.) Add creative garnishes:
Another great idea to adding flavored juices is to add fresh herbs and cut-up fruit as garnishes to lemonade. Try these options: use fragrant rosemary, and mint to bring a summer infused drink to life. Also add strawberries, blueberries and raspberries to create a colorful lemonade everyone will enjoy.
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3.) Adult lemonades:
If you are throwing an adult get-together, how about kicking up the lemonade into summer cocktails? Have a bottle of vodka or any of your favorite clear liquors to add life to a simple lemonade. You will be surprised what some fruit, alcohol, and a beach umbrella will change your lemonade into a tropical drink!
4.) Make it frozen!
Who says lemonade has to be drank in a liquid state? How about combining strawberries and adding ice and freezing it for a smoothie consistency instead? Here’s a recipe for frozen strawberry lemonade, yum!
Frozen Strawberry Lemonade
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- 2 cups frozen (or fresh) strawberries (about 24 strawberries)
- 1/2 cup crushed ice (or smallest cubes possible)
- 1/2 cup lemon juice (fresh or bottled)
- 3 packets of sugar substitute or 2 Tablespoons of sugar (or to taste)
- 3/4 cup water
- 1/4 lemon, sliced, for garnish
- 1 Tablespoon of ginger, fresh or dried (finely chopped)
- A few mint leaves
1. Allow frozen strawberries to thaw slightly.