Fourth of July is tomorrow! Happy Independence Day! I’m looking forward to doing some BBQing, maybe sitting poolside for a little while, & wrapping up the night with a bike ride to see the fireworks. My Mother in Law gave us a big basket full of beautiful, home grown lemons that are just begging to be freshly squeezed into some delicious homemade lemonade. What says summer more than an icy glass of lemonade? Serve that up next to thisSweet & Spicy burgeror this Gruyere Cheeseburger Sandwich and some crisp juicy watermelon & we are good to go!
Making homemade, fresh squeezed lemonade is easier than it looks. Yes, it requires you to hand squeeze lemons, which is harder than just opening a jar of Country Time but you only need 6-8 lemons to make a pitcher. The tart lemon goes a long ways! Once you’ve squeezed your lemons, stir in a heaping cup of sugar, then fill the pitcher 3/4 of the way with water (about 4- 6 cups). Top with ice, then stir well & serve chilled! You can skip the ice step & just fill all of the way with water, but topping with ice will help cool the lemonade immediately so that its ready to serve! You guys know me, I always opt for stuff that is ready to go quickly. Once I’ve put the work into making it, I’m ready to have some!
For a fun variation on hand squeezed lemonade, try making the Blackberry Peach Lemonade with Cherriesthat I shared last 4th of July! It has a fun red, white, & blue color scheme that is perfect for this time of year. I love serving it with pretty skewers so that I can snack on the lemonade soaked fruit that piles up in each glass.
With Fourth of July celebrations coming up next week, I am partnering with Estrella Jalisco to bring you a fresh and light pairing for your summer family celebration! How refreshing does a Beerita sound??? Mixing an all natural, organic agave sweet and sour & tequila with light, refreshing Estrella Jalisco makes the perfect summer drink […]
Happy 4th of July! What’s better than a glass of homemade lemonade on a hot summer day? To make this yummy peach lemonade for Independence Day, my mom & I hand squeezed some fresh lemons, chopped up cherries (red), white peaches (white), and some blackberries (blue, kind of?!?!) and stirred them all up in our […]
After sharing all about our travels to Reims, the heart of the Champagne region this week for Wanderlust Wednesdays, I couldn’t resist sharing one of my favorite Champagne Cocktails, a Kir Royal! I’ve previously made a yummy Mandarin Champagne Cocktail here if you are looking for more ideas! This week wrapped up the last of our […]
Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful celebration to bring in the new year. Let’s talk about starting the new year off on the right foot. To me life is all about balance. I am the first one to dig into a bowl of hush puppies when I’m on vacation or […]
Can you believe that Christmas is next week? Have you checked off all of the things on your Christmas bucket list? I buy and wrap all of my Christmas presents embarrassingly early because I have to leave enough time to mail most of them across the country & I got my tree up right away because […]
Tomorrow I turn 30. This is my last day in my 20’s. It is officially the end of the era! To say good bye to my 20’s and hello to my 30’s, I am will be celebrating with this yummy Birthday Cake Shot which was inspired by Sweetapolita. I invite you to make this delicious shot and […]