Category Archives: Drinks

Lime n’ Wine Cocktail

Been FOREVERRRR since I posted…been super busy running a dining room and kitchen in a camp, but before camp I tested out a couple of recipes to try to post over the summer. While camp is almost over, its better late then never…and this one is worth the wait too.

Delicious and refreshing wine n’ lime cocktail. Sweet, alcoholly, and tart, this drink is a keeper. Plus it’s a pretty color too. Its perfect for a hot summer day (but you can totally have in the winter too 😉 ). My dad came up with this when we had an abundance of limes in the fridge…we all fell in love and demanded he make it more often.

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Very easy to make and it keeps in the fridge, so you can make for the week.

This recipe does not have exact measurements, because it is dependent on the amount you want to make. This is measured out in proportions – if you want to make a small amount do 1/4 cup or less. If you want to make a big batch, you can use 1 cup as the base measure. Either way its easy and yummy to make, so enjoy!

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Lime n’ Wine Cocktail

 

Lime Simple  Syrup: 

1 C. Sugar

1/2 C. Lime Juice (fresh is better but use what you have)

Combine the sugar and lime juice in a pot and slowly bring to a boil, until the sugar is dissolved. Let cool.

 

Lime n’ Wine Cocktail:

Sweet red wine, like a Cream Red Concord, or Tokay (or any other sweet wine of your choice).

Lime Simple Syrup (recipe above)

Vodka

The proportions are: 2 Wine: 1 Lime Simple Syrup: 1 Vodka

For example for those who might be confused :

1 C. Sweet Red Wine

1/2 C. Vodka

1/2 C. Lime Simple Syrup

or

1/2 C. Sweet Red Wine

1/4 C. Vodka

1/4 C. Lime Simple Syrup

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Limonana

WOO! Finally nice weather! Actually, it was a little too hot yesterday, but that had me thinking of drinking something nice and refreshing…like Limonana!

Limonana is a Middle Eastern lemonade drink, that literally means Lemon (limon) Mint (nana). Which is exactly what it is – a super yummy slushy lemon-mint drink.

Now the first time I tried it I was nervous because I did not want to “drink toothpaste” but a friend encouraged me, and told me it doesn’t taste like mint so I tried. And I was blown away. Lemony, and herby and sweet, and sour…so good!

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Not only is this drink refreshing and yummy, but also healthy, as mint has awesome health benefits; it is good for digestion, good for your brain, it had vitamins and minerals,  helps with nausea and headaches, good for skin care, and so much more!

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Limonana:

Ingredients:

1/3 C. Sugar

1 1/2 C. Water

Juice from 4 lemons (about 1 cup)

3/4 C. Mint leaves

3 C. Ice

Place the sugar and water in a saucepan and boil until sugar dissolves. Let cool.

Pour the cooled sugar water into a blender and add the lemon juice, mint leaves and ice. Blend until mixture turns slushy. Enjoy!