Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Tasty Tuesday ~ Summertime Drinks

What is your favorite summertime drink??

I actually have several. Besides Ice Cold Sun Tea, Ice Cold Diet Coke, and Ice Water; I really like to make the following drinks listed here.  Sorry I only have one picture and that's from the site where I found the recipe.  But next time I make these I'll have my camera on hand before they are all gone...which is usually what happens.

Cool Melon Water:

2 cups ripe watermelon (you can also use cantaloupe) peeled, seeded and cubed
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/4 to 1/2 cup cold water
Juice of one lemon

Blend all ingredients together. Transfer to tall ice-filled glasses. Serves 6

Lime Mint Slush:

1 banana, coarsely chopped
6 mint leaves
1 teaspoon lime juice
1 cup milk
1/4 cup ice cubes

Place all ingredients in blender and process until slushy. Serve immediately. Serves 2.

Or there is this version that I found on Babble.com

Lime Mint Slush: 

7-8 tablespoons lime juice
1 12 ounce can 100% white grape juice concentrate
5 fresh mint leaves
lots of ice (enough to fill the blender)
cold water, as needed

Blend juice, juice concentrate, mint, and ice. Add small amounts of water to help the mixture blend well. Blend on high until ice is smooth. Serve in glasses with sprigs of fresh mint.

Pineapple Zinger:

2 cups pineapple, coarsely chopped
1 cup orange juice
1 banana, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons honey
2 cups ice cubes

Place all ingredients in blender and process until smooth. Serve immediately. Serves 3.

Citrus Cocktail:

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
3/4 cup orange juice
1/2 cup grapefruit juice
1/4 cup lime juice
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup club soda
1/2 cup ice cubes

In a small saucepan, combine sugar and water. Bring to a boil and swirl to dissolve sugar. Allow to cool. In a pitcher, combine all ingredients, mixing well. Serves 3.

I haven't made these in quite some time but I may just do so some time soon. They are all so good on a hot summer day.

So what are your favorite summer drinks? Please so share!


Amanda-The Sweet Details said...

Hi! I just wanted to let you know about my blog hop: Savory Sunday! It's open now, for a few more days and I'd LOVE if you came over and shared one of your recipes!! Have a great day!!

Rachel Elizabeth. said...

We make summertime tea:
1 can each frozen lemonade and limeade concentrate
1 1/2 cups sugar
6 teabags

Heat 4 cups water to boiling and steep teabags for at least 5 minutes.

Put lemonade, limeade, sugar, and tea into gallon pitcher. Fill pitcher the rest of the way with water. Mix well.

This is one I grew up drinking. My boys love it, too!

alissa said...

Your drinks look so refreshing! I definitely want to try the pineapple zinger. Thanks o much for linking up!


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