Many people were off work today and those who were in the office were all smiles. Could it have something to do with the long weekend? I’m pretty sure that’s the reason why 🙂 Our family is especially happy because we’ll be visiting some friends at their cottage way north of the city. This place is so beautiful! It’s like being inside of a Nature of Ontario postcard. No road access makes our friends’ cottage quiet and perfect for relaxing and getting our minds off the hustle and bustle of our day-to-day lives. Oh… and there’s sure to be some good food and beverages in the picture. Last time we visited our friends, there was boating, sailing, fishing, swimming, all terrain driving through the forest, hiking, relaxing and great company. So as you can see, we have good reason to be excited about the weekend!
Summer’s just about over but Mother Nature doesn’t seem to be okay with that just yet. It’s really hot out there! When heat strikes, a few things come to mind… swimming, air conditioning and lemonade (cold beer too, but I’m not making that… yet). There are so many recipes and versions of lemonade out there. Many of them are delicious and refreshing. Our older son Michael is a huge fan. He’s not much of a pop drinker but he loves a delicious lemonade. We both take turns making lemonade and we usually make it pretty similarly. This time around we got inspired but all the ice drinks that have become so trendy, so I made an icy version of our usual lemonade.
This is a simple recipe that anyone can make and it’s so refreshing on a hot day—or any day. It’s hot outside…drink up my friends.
- 6 tsp sugar
- 6 tsp honey
- ⅓ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 cup water
- 2 cups ice cubes
- 4 thin lemon slices (optional)
- 6 mint leaves (optional)
- Pour all ingredients into the blender
- Blend on high until the ice is almost all crushed but you can still see lots of ice crystals
- Place lemon wedges and mint in the glasses
- Pour the icy lemonade in the glasses and serve