SUMMER COOLERS

I have the perfect recipes to make summers more bearable for you. I love citrus. It is so refreshing- just what is needed in this heat. So all thanks to FoodHall, I got my hands on the best grapefruits, oranges, lemons and limes. Yay! I had an citrus-y treasure to work with. I also got a big watermelon and some fresh rosemary and basil from FoodHall. All these ingredients are the perfect heat beaters. I worked these ingredients into two super easy mock tail recipes- Watermelon- Basil cooler and Grapefruit-Orange cooler. I like to serve my coolers in Mason jar jugs that I rim using confectioner's sugar. These jugs are also stocked by FoodHall. 

 

 

GRAPEFRUIT AND ORANGE COOLER

 

Ingredients-

  • 2 cups grapefruit juice
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 cups club soda
  • crushed ice

Procedure-

  • In a large bowl combine juices and sugar, mix well.
  • Add club soda, stir gently. 
  • Add ice. Garnish with a half a slice of lemon, a blackberry and rosemary. 

 

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WATERMELON AND BASIL COOLER

Ingredients- 
 

  • 4 cups water melon chunks
  • 2-3 small basil leaves
  • 2 cups club soda
  • 3 tablespoon lemon juice
  • crushed ice

Procedure-

  • Place the watermelon chunks, lemon juice and basil leaves in a food processor and purée until smooth
  • Pour it into a mason jar jug. Add in the club soda and mix well. Add crushed ice.
  • Garnish with a large basil leaf and a slice of lime