For this July installment of my new favorite finds, I focused on refreshing summer beverages. Each of these are very easy to make and taste delicious on hot days.
- Creamy Brazilian Limeade (From Our Home to Yours) – If you like creamy drinks, then give this a try. Fresh limes are sliced and blended with water with the rind on, then strained and blended with cream, sugar, and more water. Delectable! I’ve made it with half & half, whole milk, and evaporated milk to try to reduce calories. It tastes nicely rich with more fat, but if you are watching your waistline you can use a lower fat option.
- Citronnade à la Menthe (Chocolate & Zucchini) – From Clothilde’s archives, this refreshing water is extremely easy, tasty, and sugar free.
- Ice Tea with Lemon Granita (Love Sicily) – This one from Ronald’s archives is great for a hot day. As he says, you just mix together some lemon ice cubes, water ice cubes, and sugar in a blender. Spoon the mixture into glasses of cold tea and top it off with mint sprigs.