Sarasota Lemonade

May 23, 2013 in drink

My kid’s last day of school is tomorrow. How crazy is that? It’s really hard to believe that summer is so close considering we just had snow 3 weeks ago! Well since Memorial Day is only days away and since that pretty much signifies the beginning of grilling/picnic/pool season, Nicole and I decided to do a drink along those lines.

I made this Sarasota Lemonade because what says summer more than lemonade? I’m not really sure the origins of the name of this recipe but it’s definitely delicious. It’s sweet Moscato wine mixed with pink lemonade and 7Up. It’s sweet and bubbly and everything I look for in a drink. I love using frozen fruit in drinks like this because it keeps them nice and cold but doesn’t water them down.

Nicole made Red, White, and Blue Sangria - perfect for your Memorial Day barbecue!

One year ago: Banana Cake with Vanilla bean Frosting
Two years ago: Split Pea Hummus
Four years ago: Greek Celebration Bread
Five years ago: Mango Buffalo Wings

Sarasota Lemonade

Ingredients

2 bottles Moscato wine
1 can pink lemonade concentrate, thawed
3 cups 7Up or Sprite
frozen strawberries
ice

Instructions

  1. In a large pitcher, stir together the Moscato, pink lemonade concentrate, and soda. Before serving, fill each glass with frozen strawberries and ice. Pour drink over top.
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Lemonade Iced Tea Sorbet

May 10, 2012 in frozen goodies

I know, I’m a day early again this week. I really didn’t think that whole Frozen Friday thing through, huh?

This Lemonade Iced Tea Sorbet was the very first thing my ice cream maker ever made for me. Seriously, the night I received the ice cream maker I threw the bowl in the freezer and then stood there, opening the freezer door every 5 minutes, waiting for it to freeze. I had been saving this recipe for months and was way excited to finally get to try it. And it was obviously amazing because I’m sharing it on the blog for the second time!

If you love a refreshing glass of sweet tea with lemon in the summer, this is perfect for you! It’s sweet with just a bit of lemon and you can change up the flavor by using different teas. I used a black tea with orange for this batch and it was extra delicious. I have made this a number of times and each time I stop the ice cream maker about halfway through so I can have a slushy one. I think it’s my favorite way to enjoy this recipe!

Lemonade Iced Tea Sorbet

adapted from Cooking Light

Ingredients

2 cups boiling water
4 black tea bags
¾ cup sugar
¾ cup fresh lemon juice (about 4 lemons)
1 cup ice water

Instructions

  1. ombine 2 cups boiling water and tea bags in a large bowl; steep 5 minutes. Discard tea bags. Add sugar to tea mixture, stirring until sugar dissolves. Cool completely. Stir in juice and 1 cup ice water; chill 1 hour.
  2. Pour tea mixture into the bowl of an ice cream maker; freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions. Spoon sorbet into a freezer-safe container. Cover and freeze 1 hour or until firm.
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