The sun is out, you’re relaxing on the deck and planning those warm weather barbecue dinners. Now is the time to gather some excellent recipes to make the meals special. Citrus drinks add zest to any outdoor meal and these are relatively healthy as well. When preparing food for grandkids, you can reduce the amount of sugar and substitute your favorite sweetener to reduce calories. Organic lemons and limes will make these cool drinks even healthier.
juice of ten lemons
1 1/8 cup sugar
6 cups water
strawberry puree made of 3 ½ cups fresh strawberries and 1 cup water, blended
Mix all ingredients, adding the puree last.
Green Tea and Mint Cooler
8 cups water
4 green tea bags and 4 mint tea bags
sprigs of fresh mint
sweetener as desired
Juice one lime and slice the other, set aside. Boil water and pour over teabags. Remove tea bags and cool. Add lime juice and half the mint. Chill at least one hour or overnight. Sweeten to taste. Garnish with mint sprigs and cut limes.
½ cup lime sherbet
4 T. lime juice
4 T. sugar
1 ½ cups club soda
Blend ingredients adding club soda last.
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