Thursday, August 13, 2015

Liven Up Your Lemonade

Next Thursday, August 20th, is National Lemonade Day! To celebrate, Hard Rock Cafe has some great recipes to jazz up the summer classic:

Strawberry Basil Lemonade
2              Strawberries
2              Lemon wedges
4              Basil leaves
½ oz.      Agave nectar
6 oz.       Lemonade

Directions: Combine Strawberries, basil leaves and agave nectar and muddle. Squeeze lemon wedges into glass. Add lemonade and shake with ice. Garnish with basil sprig and strawberry.

Back Porch Tea – BACARDI Superior Rum, Bombay Sapphire Gin, St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur, iced tea, made-from-scratch lemonade, muddled basil and mint with a hint of Monin Cucumber

Raspberry Mint Lemonade
3              Fresh raspberries
3              Fresh blueberries
4              Mint leaves
1 oz.       Simple syrup
1 oz.       Raspberry vodka  
½ oz.      Gin
½ oz.      Elderflower liqueur
1 oz.       Lemon juice
Splash   Lemon-Lime soda
1              Lemon wedge
1              Mint sprig

Directions: Muddle fruit with mint and simple syrup. Add liquor and lemon juice.  Shake and strain over fresh ice. Top with lemon-lime and garnish with lemon wedge and mint sprig

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