Thursday, June 3, 2010

Weekend Fare: Summer Drinks

I love summery, fruit drinks. They are great for an afternoon playdate, for an evening dinner party, or a casual cookout. These are both incredibly easy and wonderful! My favorite was the strawberry lemonade - so fresh and delicious.  

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1 1/2 qts. black tea
2-11 oz. cans fruit nectar (I used peach)
Sugar to taste
Mint Leaves
Fresh or Frozen Fruit

Combine tea, fruit nectar, and sugar. Serve over ice and garnish with mint and fruit. Serves 4-6. 

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1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. fresh lemon juice
1/2 c. water
8-10 strawberries, halved
1 c. sparkling water

Combine sugar, lemon juice, and water - stir until sugar is dissolved. Add strawberries and juice to the blender and pulse. Add sparkling water and blend until smooth. Serve over ice and garnish with fresh mint. Serves 3-4.


  1. Wow, these recipes look amazing !! :-D Thanks for posting.

  2. Yummy! I have to cut back on caffeine so that fruit tea looks delicious! I can easily make it decaf.

  3. We tried the Strawberry Lemonade, and man was it delicious! I didn't bring enough strawberries to make ROUND 3! :) Thanks for the recipe.

  4. I bookmarked this recipe when you first posted it, saving it for the opportune time. I'm having a garden party this weekend so I finally get to try it out!

  5. [...] strawberry lemonade. I’ll have to be sure to purchase some mint to add like this recipe from The Cooks Next Door. [...]