Saturday, July 20, 2013

LIMES... Oh how we love you!

 It's definitely the dog days of summer...

While the drink of choice at our house 
is cold, refreshing water 99% of the time
in the HOT summer months, 
we love having a pitcher of Refreshing Lime Drink 
in our fridge to quench our thirst 
and replace our electrolytes!  
(Especially when we have been out working hard in our yard in the heat!) 

It's not too tart, 
not too sweet,
but JUST right! 
Water, limes, lemon extract, citric acid and sugar 
combine together 
to make glasses of perfect happiness!

Citric Acid can be purchased at any health food store.

Refreshing Lime Drink 
(The perfect amount for a family of four...
Double the batch, to make a gallon for more people.)

2 quarts water
3/4 cup sugar
1-1/2 tsp. citric acid
2 capfuls of lemon extract
1 large lime sliced  (OR, you can use a sliced lemon rather than lime)

Stir together well. 
Let chill for at least one to two hours and then pull out the limes
(if the lemons are in the drink for longer than 2 hours, they will make it bitter).
Pour in glasses, add ice and a straw and  Enjoy!
Happy Summer...
Happy glasses of happiness to you!

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