Saturday, August 23, 2008


Hope wherever you are that the weather is pleasant. And even if it's not, you can celebrate that fall is just around the corner with a nice cool beverage.

Old Fashioned Lemonade
From Parade

4 cups fresh lemon juice (about 24 lemons), strained
8 cups water
1 cup sugar
Ice, for serving
3 lemons, thinly sliced, for serving
Pour the strained lemon juice into a large container. Add water and sugar, then stir until the sugar dissolves. Pack in an insulated drink cooler or Thermos. Serve the lemonade in glasses over ice garnished with a lemon slice. Makes 3 quarts without ice.

The Green Lantern
From Gourmet
1 cup packed parsley sprigs
1/2 teaspoon grated lime zest
1 cup cold water
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1/2 cup sugar
1 (10-ounce) bottle club soda
Purée all ingredients except club soda in a blender 1 minute. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a large glass measure. Serve over ice and top off drinks with club soda.

Another go with H20
A local eatery Monet's has the best tasting water. I asked what their secret was and they told me that put slices of cucumbers and/or melon balls in their water to make it taste "fresh." It definitely works!

Monet's, Exeter California


tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Ohhhhhh, my sister is obsessed with cucumber water & orange water!

M ^..^

Mo said...

Hmmm, cucumbers and oranges? Sounds yummy! I'll have to try that!

emily said...

I gotta try those, sound so refreshing! Thanks!

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

Hi Mo,
What a great summer drink....this one I will have to try...
Mo :-)