It is getting mighty hot down in here in Florida so refreshing drinks are in high demand! Here are 2 summer sips that will have you cooling down in no time.
Serves: 8 – Total Time: 45 minutes, with chilling
- 1 cup sugar
- 8 thyme sprigs
- 1 cup water
- 1 quart strawberries, hulled & sliced
- 1.5 cups fresh lemon juice
- 5 cups water
- vodka (optional)
- thyme sprig (garnish)
Boil sugar, thyme sprigs, and 1 cup water in small saucepan until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat, let cool, and discard thyme sprigs. Combine thyme syrup with strawberries, lemon juice, and 5 cups water in pitcher and chill for at least 30 minutes. Serve over ice with a fresh thyme sprig and a splash of vodka.
Pineapple Lime Coconut Spritzer
Serves 8 – Total Time: 45 minutes, with chilling
- 3 cups pineapple juice
- 2 cups coconut water
- 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
2 cups club soda or sparkling water
- 1/2 pineapple, cored & cut into triangles (garnish)
- rum (optional)
Combine pineapple juice, coconut water, and lime juice in a large pitcher. Chill for 30 minutes. Add in club soda and immediately serve over ice. Garnish with pineapple wedges and add in a splash of rum.
~ Cocktails adapted from Dawn Perry, Spritzer picture from allParenting