Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Good Eats Wednesday

Summer Refreshers

Stay cool with these delicious drinks to beat the heat this hot summer...

Basil Lemonade

Basil Lemonade
Recipe Serves 8
Time: 15 min


1 cup sugar
1 cup fresh basil leaves, plus 8 sprigs for garnishing
8 cups lemonade


1. In a small saucepan, over medium heat, bring the sugar and 1 1/2 cups cold water to a simmer. Cook, without stirring, until the sugar dissolves and the mixture thickens slightly, about 5 mintues.

2. Remove from heat, add the basil, and let cool to room temperature. Strais the syrup into a resealable container and discard the solids.

3. Pour 2 to 3 teaspoons of the basil syrup into each of 8 ice-filled glasses, then fill with lemonade. Garnish with an additional sprig of basil. (You can cover and refrigerate the remaing syrup for up to 2 weeks.)

Iced Tea Four Ways

Ginger and Honey Iced Tea
Peach and Mint Iced Tea
Pomegrante and Lime Iced Tea
Watermelon and Basil Iced Tea

Recipes and photos from Real Simple, click on your favorite above.
These sound oh so good!

The Best is Saved For Last...

When I worked at Disney World in the Magic Kingdom... yes, your heard right... I did work at Disney, serving Dole Whip soft serve at Aloha Isle. One of my favorite items there, was the Pineapple Float. They give you a choice of pineapple of vanilla soft serve on top of Dole pineapple juice.
The is so easy to make at home. Just pick up a can of Dole pineapple juice and your favorite brand of vanilla ice cream.

It is THE BEST summer treat!

The question is... do you prefer it with less ice cream...

or MORE? :)
Photos courtesty of b.iLL on flikr,,, and


  1. My taste buds have just been tickled with the thought of the Pomegranate and Lime Tea...yum!

  2. Oh more please ... ice cream!

    The drink at the top looks fabulous too.

    I just have to say, you have the most refreshing site re: your colours and layout. Just beautiful.

    Thank you so much for coming over to the Attic and for your comments, you are very much appreciated.

    I will certainly be back to be refreshed. See you soon,
    xxx DJ

  3. Oh, I cannot wait to make the Basil Lemonade this weekend!


  4. These drinks look absolutely yummy! am craving for me now even though it's winter here in australia!

  5. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog- yours is just lovely! These recipes look/ sound so yummy! Can't wait to try them out :) XOXO

  6. Absolutely ALL of these look divine! Thank you for sharing!

  7. As soon as it heats up a little here in Tennessee, I am going to try that Pineapple and "nilla" ice cream. Gosh, it looks so refreshing!!! ;)

  8. I must make a pineapple float ASAP!



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