A fun activity for you and your kids this summer is to make a lemonade stand. In our case, we took all of the citrus we could find in the fridge, which included lemons, limes and oranges, and made a blended cocktail of the three fruits. In a large pitcher we mixed:
- the juice of one lemon
- the juice of one lime
- the juice of one large navel orange
- 2 tablespoons honey or agave syrup
- Fill the rest of the pitcher with water or club soda
The pitcher can then either go in the fridge to cool down or you can throw some ice cubes in the pitcher before you add the water, then fill the pitcher to the brim.
Since we were way too hot in the end to actually sit outside and man a table selling our new concoction, we decided to offer it to the guys who were painting the house next door. These poor men were slaving away in the 100 degree blazing sun for hours and boy were they thrilled to receive an ice cold glass of lemon-orange-lime-ade from a few little kids!
Rachael's favorite lemonade recipe is for Honey-Vanilla Lemonade.
If you want to make iced tea, you can brew it with any kind of tea, although some taste better than others cold. A general rule to follow is to boil 2 cups of water and let 2 tea bags steep in the water for 5-7 minutes. Then pour the hot tea, plus 2 more cups of cold water, into a pitcher with ice. You can sweeten it with agave syrup or honey, or add a couple of sprigs of mint and some lemon slices to each individual glass as you serve the iced tea.
Other "cool" drink ideas include:
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