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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

cool drinks

Since we visited South America in geography we have enjoyed some really refreshing lime drinks.
The first one is called Swiss lemonade and comes from Brazil.
The second is a frozen lime drink from Peru.
Both are easy to make and are great heading into the hot summer weather.

Swiss lemonade
1 lime
4 cups water
Sugar to taste

Cut the lime in halves and each halve into  quarters.
Combine 2 cups of water with the lime  quarter in a blender.
Beat for only 3 seconds. If you beat for a longer time,  the lemonade will become bitter.
Pour the liquid through a strainer and add more 2 cups of water with ice and sugar to taste.

To make a slushy add more ice and blend again. We have made this a fair bit over summer, it is quick and easy and refreshing.

Frozen Lime Drink
Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup key lime juice (from about 8 small key limes)
  • 4 cups of crushed iced
  1. Bring water and sugar to a boil, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and cool.
  2. Mix sugar water, lime juice, and ice in a blender, and blend until well mixed and slushy. Serve immediately in tall glasses. Serves 4.

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