Today’s addition of TOP TWO
features cool refreshment for muggy days….and believe me, we know all about muggy here in the South.
(Cold winter = Hot summer, apparently.)
Here are our Top Two refreshing drinks for summer sipping:
1. Mitford Lemonade: From the Mitford Cookbook and Kitchen Reader, one of the best cookbooks I own, comes this tangy and sweet recipe for lemonade. If all you’ve ever made is the weird yellow powder, you are in for a treat.
2 cups sugar
6 cups water
1/8 tsp salt
1 1/4 cups fresh lemon juice (7-8 lemons)
Prepare a simple syrup by combining sugar and 1 cup water in a small pan. Place over high heat and boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let the sugar syrup cool. Pour the simple syrup into a large pitcher and add the salt, lemon juice, and remaining 5 cups of sugar. Stir until combined. Add lemon slices to the pitcher and serve over ice.
Ahh…hits the spot.
2. Best Iced Tea: Ya’ll know we Southerners know all about iced tea.
Most folks like it very sweet with a squirt of fresh lemon juice.
I like less sugar and lots of ice. I’ve discovered that Earl Grey makes fabulous iced tea. Add a few bags to your regular brand while it steeps. I use about half and half, because I don’t want the world’s most expensive iced tea.
So, what’s your favorite summer refreshment? Keep it family-friendly, please!
Be blessed (and refreshed) today!