Today was National Lemonade Day and what better way to celebrate than have a unique glass of lemonade? This is the perfect way to end the Summer! Here are some recipes I found that sounded fun to try:
Looking for a fresh, almost European-style, lemonade to serve as a sophisticated beverage? The Krazy Coupon Lady has a fabulous Lavender Lemonade that will certainly peak your guests’ interest.
4 cups of water
¼ cup of chopped, fresh lavender leaves
2/3 cup of sugar
1 cup of fresh squeezed lemon juice (roughly 6 lemons)
Boil the sugar and the lemon juice until it creates a syrup. Add water to the pot and return it to a boil. Remove from heat, and steep the lavender leaves in the lemonade for at least ten minutes. Strain the leaves out, and then pour your lemonade into a pretty pitcher. Garnish with lavender stems.
Want an adults-only recipe? Whip up a batch of this yummy, grown-up Lemonade by our girls, The Sugar Mommas:
1 part lemon liqueur (preferably Caravella Limoncello originale d’Italia)
2 parts vodka (preferably Absolut Citron)
4 parts lemonade
1 part fresh-squeezed lemon juice
Sugar to rim your glass
Dip the rim of a martini glass in lemon juice and then into sugar for a pretty treat. Then, in a cocktail shaker, combine the ingredients with ice. Shake, shake, shake! Then, strain into your martini glass, and enjoy! You can also garnish the glass with a lemon twist, wedge, slice, or even a mint leaf for a little color.
However you choose to enjoy your lemonade, pour yourself a glass on Monday in celebration of National Lemonade Day… And thank life for all the lemons it gave you!
I was also curious to find what type of items I could find on Artfire that could represent this sweet holiday:) Here are a few items that seemed perfect!
-Keep the clean scent of lemonade for the summer with this Mason Jar Candle Cherry Lemonade Scented Wood Wick Soy Container, $9.
-This quote poster would be fun…Quote Poster : Lemonade & Vodka (When Life Gives You Lemons), $20
-Something vintage always makes an event better:) Vintage Lemon Yellow Juice Bottle Jar Decanter WCover, $7
Guest Blogger: Natasha of Fashionalities