It’s close on to summer now and we’re already having those super hot days here. Afternoon thunderstorms are almost a daily occurrence here too. A lot of sun, a little rain, lightning and thunder make up the days of summer here in Florida. We also have entered, as of June 1, hurricane season.
For those hot days, here’s a summer cooler:
2 quarts of water
sugar to taste- I start with 1/2 cup and test it for tartness- (or you can use Splenda or other substitute)
1 pint of strawberries (de-headed and cut into chunks)
Squeeze the juice from the lemons and add to the 2 quarts of water. Add the sugar and after cutting up the strawberries, add the chunks to the mix. You’ll have a lovely strawberry lemonade and the flavors will mix nicely and when you finish your drink, you’ll have some sweet strawberries to munch on.
Add the juice of 4 limes for a twist
OR add your favorite liquor for a bit of a kick.
Enjoy your June!
ummmmm, yummmy. I love flavored lemonade. We have a favorite bar & grill we go to that has mango lemonade.
Oooh, mango lemonade sounds good, too. I may have to try it.
This sounds great. Perfect for a hot summer afternoon. And Jillian? I”ll be praying Florida doesn’t get hurricanes this year like Oklahoma is getting tornadoes. Sigh. What’s the hurricane season prediction?
Well, Laurie, there’s already a storm out there affecting the surf and they are evacuating Ft Pickens now. So, doesn’t bode well for the season for sure.
Just reading your recipe is making my mouth water, Jillian. I’m definitely going to try this 🙂 Stay safe.
Awesome Tricia. Hope you like it. Another great thing to do is plain water in a gallon jug and add cut up strawberries, cucumber OR watermelon. It’s very light and refreshing. We do that at the office all summer long.
Mouth watering recipe indeed. Will have to pass on the strawberries, will try it with cherries instead. Hope hurricanes bypass you all and you have a safe, lovely summer. 🙂
Oooh, Cherries sound good too, Kit. How about cherry limeade!
Sounds refreshing! 😛 Watermelon water? Hmm, something to consider. 😛 Stay safe this hurricane season, too.
Watermelon water is divine, Valerie. No need to add sugar or anything. Thanks for the safe wishes.
So you just throw chunks of watermelon in a container of water and let it set?
Yep, Valerie. That’s it.
It will subtly flavor it.
Am tempted with the watermelon. Will definitely be trying that one!
Let me know how you like it, Kit.