Foodie Friday: Cool Summer Drinks

Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade
Via Cooking Classy

Celebrate the summertime vibe with a cool and refreshing drink on the patio. Whether you are entertaining guests or you just want to relax on your own and enjoy a summer beverage, we've got you covered.   We've found some wonderful recipes for you to quench your thirst this summer.  Enjoy!

Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade

12 oz fresh raspberries
1 cup fresh lemon juice , chilled
1/2 cup cold water
1/2 cup granulated sugar (or to taste)
1/2 cup honey
1 liter (33.8 oz) sparkling water or club soda, chilled
Fresh mint and ice , for serving

Place raspberries in a food processor and pulse until well pureed. Force raspberry puree through a fine mesh strainer into a bowl.
In a large pitcher (if you don't have one large enough you may need two) whisk together water and sugar until sugar has dissolved. Pour in honey and mix until blended. Stir in raspberry mixture and lemon juice then pour in club soda and stir once. Serve with ice and fresh mint.

Recipe source: adapted from Bon Appetit

The World's Best Cherry Limeade
Via Pretty Providence

The World’s Best Cherry Limeade

1 can frozen limeade concentrate any brand
1 2 liter bottle of Sprite or equivalent soda
1 10 oz . jar maraschino cherries with juice
1 lime
pebble ice optional

Chill all ingredients in fridge until cool.
Slowly pour Sprite, melty limeade and cherries into a large pitcher and mix slowly to preserve carbonation.
Fill glasses with pebble ice, then pour in your limeade.
Slice limes to garnish, and enjoy!

Watermelon Breeze
Via Flavorite

Watermelon Breeze

Prep Time:  2 minutes
Total Time:  2 minutes
Author: Flavorite
Yield: 2 servings

3 cups cubed chilled watermelon
1 cup coconut water
squeeze of fresh lime
Ice if needed
Sprig of mint

Put all ingredients in blender. Blend until smooth.

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