The Perfect Refresher


So we have been having quite a heat wave over here on the West Coast. Tomorrow I leave for North Carolina, so mother nature decided to give me a real treat and make San Jose a whopping 96 degrees today (sidenote: for all my non Californians, I know this isn't a big deal. But for all the California natives, this is scorching.)

To beat the heat, I wanted to make a refreshing drink. We have a lemon tree, so I thought, why not make lemonade? However, I wanted to put a twist on the classic lemonade. So I googled some recipes, and found the perfect one. It was easy, cheap, and quick!

Frozen Raspberry Lemonade:

  1. Get 4 lemons. Squeeze the lemons until you have 1/2 a cup of lemon juice.
  2. Get half a cup of raspberries (I used frozen ones, shh!)
  3. Put lemon juice, raspberries in blender.
  4. Add 2 cups of water, and a half cup of ice
  5. Add 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar (further sugar to taste)
  6. Blend, and VOILA! 

Pro tips: A substitution for raspberries could be watermelon, or blackberries. I would also suggest making lavender lemonade, so instead of raspberries add some lavender!

That is it, really a no fuss, but amazing refresher for a hot day. I like my lemonade tart, but if you like a more sweet lemonade, you can add more sugar. 

This recipe is modified from this site

Enjoy, and stay cool!