This easy pink limeade comes together in a flash, and makes a festive summer drink that everyone loves!
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The hottest days of summer seem to finally be here. The cucumbers and corn are loving it, and growing with a speed that seems nearly magical.
Me, on the other hand? I've felt like I'm in slow motion all week. I love summer, but temperatures over 85° really take the edge off my usual energy level. Plus, I always forget to drink enough when the weather gets hot, and dehydration makes me grouchy. Anyone else?
It took until about day 3 of this heat wave before it hit me that I was just not drinking enough. And if mama's not drinking enough, it's almost a guarantee that no one else is, either.
We do go through a lot of popsicles in our house, which helps a bit with getting some extra fluids into everyone. They're healthy and homemade, so I don't feel mom guilt about handing them out liberally. But popsicles only go so far, and sometimes it just takes something special and summery to make drinking a little more fun.
This week, we've been crushing on this pink limeade, and we've been going through a lot of it! I like that it's easy, quick, and gets some healthful lime juice into us.
My little sidekick likes it because he gets to squeeze the limes!
He loves any chance to work with kichen gadgets, and this sturdy citrus juicer from Zulay Kitchen is a real favorite! It's super sturdy and definitely the most efficient juicer I've worked with.
Izzy loves it because it looks so festive. "Fancy for a picnic!," is what she says. And truthfully, it usually does end up at the center of our daily picnic. Lunches these days are munched out on the lawn or in the little playhouse, after raiding the garden for peas, cucumbers, baby carrots, and tomatoes.
A few flowers and a fancy drink really do make for a festive picnic. And some well-hydrated kids. ; )
I keep thinking I should try making an "after hours" version of this...something to enjoy when our parents come over. A pink mojito, perhaps? I might have to get on that...
In the meantime, hope your kids enjoy this easy "fancy" pink limeade as much as mine do!
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Small Batch Pink Limeade
- citrus juicer
- 3 T honey
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup raspberries, fresh or frozen
- 1 large lime (or 2 small limes)
- 2 cups ice
- Warm 3T honey, with 1/2c water and handful of raspberries on the stove, just until honey is fully dissolved
- Fill 1qt mason jar 1/2 full of ice.
- Add juice of 1 large or 2 small limes.
- Pour honey mixture over ice and fill mason jar the rest of the way with water.