Entries in summer drinks (2)


basil lemon soda & watermelon basil cooler

Basil syrup mixed with seltzer and a squeeze of lemon or lime makes a delicious soda. It can also be used with lemon juice and water to make basil lemonade.


After we made our syrup I picked up a small watermelon at a farm stand but got home and discovered that there was no room for it in the refrigerator. We decided to put it in the blender and make watemelon juice. Add it to the basil lemon soda for a beautiful and very refreshing drink.


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iced coffee treat

I am a big coffee drinker but prefer it hot, even in the summer. Recently I was having a rare craving for one of those slushy frozen coffee drinks and decided to make my own. There was leftover coffee sitting cold in the pot so I combined what was left with some heavy cream (half and half or milk would work too), sugar, and ice and pureed it in the blender. Yum!