Lemonade Time

I hope you all had a good and safe 4th of July! My ears are still ringing from all the fireworks but we saw some really spectacular displays.

Typically, the weather is very hot for this holiday – and still is in the 90’s in our part of the country. Especially with this heat, it’s important to drink lots of water. Having some cool drinks on hand is also a nice treat.

Today I want to feature a sugar-less lemonade. I can see that you are getting all puckered up because you think it will really be sour. It does have a nice tang to it and gets you awake. Think of it as a sour candy.

Here is the recipe, from Amy Houts’ cookbook, “Cooking Around the Calendar with Kids: Holiday and Seasonal Food and Fun”. You can read more about this cookbook and others at www.FoodForKids.com

Sugar-Free Lemonade

3 cups water
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 cup white grape juice

Measure and combine juices in a pitcher. Stir. Serve over ice. This is a refreshing alternative to sugary lemonade.

For a different twist, add:

raspberry juice and float some fresh raspberries.

peach or apricot nectar and float peach or apricot slices.

Sit under a tree, feel the warm breezes, and enjoy.