Saturday, July 14, 2012

Beat The Heat

Summer is in full swing and bringing the heat, especially if your having a good time out doors, or doing some yard work. Here a couple of refreshing recipes for fruity drinks to cool off with.

Dazzling Raspberry Drink (from Betty Crocker)
·         40 oz. of frozen raspberries, thawed & drained
·         1 can (6oz) frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
·         1 bottle (2Liters) ginger ale, chilled
·         In 4-quart Dutch oven, cook raspberries over medium heat 10 minutes, stirring frequently; cool slightly. Push through strainer with large spoon to remove seeds. Refrigerate raspberry juice at least 2 hours.
·         In large pitcher, mix raspberry juice and lemonade concentrate. Stir in ginger ale. Serve immediately over ice.

Refreshing Raspberry Drink (from Yield: 4 Glasses
·         1 1/3 Cups Red Raspberries
·         3 Tablespoons Sugar
·         ½ cup lime juice
·         2-3 cups sparkling water (or sprite if you want it a bit sweeter)
  •          Place raspberries in a medium bowl
  •          Add sugar and lime juice and mash with back of wooden spoon.
  •         Let sit for about 10 minutes
  •          Strain mixture through fine sieve to remove seeds and set aside.
  •          Fill four large glasses with ice and pour ¼ cup raspberry mixture in each glass
  •          Add ¾ cup sparkling water (or sprite)
  •          Stir to combine
  •          Top with ½ cup sparkling  water (or sprite)

Yum! Don’t these sound delicious!?

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