Diva Tasting:

I often recommend lemonade as a beverage for certain flavor profiles, picnics and tea time. Here are a few recipes to play with.

Lemonade…Lets Pick Our Favorite….

Quick Lemonade

Ingredients

1 Cup Fresh Lemon Juice

2 Quarts Water

½ Cup White Sugar

Directions

Step 1 In a large pan, combine water and sugar. Heat until the sugar just melts. Remove from heat and pour in lemon juice. Mix well and chill in refrigerator before serving. Garnish with lemon, lime or orange slices.

Brazilian Lemonade

Ingredients

4 Limes

4 Cups Water

½ Cup White Sugar

3 Tablespoons Sweetened Condensed Milk

1 Cup Ice Cubes

Directions

Step 1 Wash limes thoroughly. Cut ends off and discard, then slice into about 8 pieces.

Step 2 Place limes, water, sugar, and sweetened condensed milk in a blender. Pulse 5 times. Strain mixture through a sieve into a large pitcher. Serve over ice.

Cucumber Lemonade

Ingredients

1 Cucumber, Thinly Sliced

1 (12 Ounce) Can Frozen Lemonade Concentrate

1 (2 Liter) Bottle Lemon-Lime Flavored Carbonated Beverage

Directions

Step 1 Place the cucumber slices into a large pitcher. Pour the lemonade concentrate over the cucumber and let stand for 10 minutes. Pour in the lemon-lime soda and pour into glasses to serve.

Hot Lemonade

Ingredients

3 Cups Boiling Water

3 Tablespoons Honey

1 Lemon, Juiced

3 Tablespoons Rum OR Rum Extract

Directions

Step 1 In a saucepan, bring water to a boil. Remove from heat, and stir in honey, lemon juice and rum.

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