Thursday, June 2, 2011

Cucumber Limeade


I had a super rad Blog BFF come visit me yesterday, and during our visit we sipped the most refreshing and super delicious beverage, and I just so happened to have sugar-rimmed glasses and a tad bit of twine on hand to make it taste "that" much better! ;) Dontcha think that everything tastes better in a sugar rimmed glass? I most definitely think so!

Are you melting in your home town like we are in San Antonio? This place is HOT folks, and there's no sign of rain any time soon...maybe that's why I have the most RIDICULOUS tan burn line from Sea World last week, but that is completely besides the point....

If you're wanting a cool, unusual and incredibly refreshing drink to have on hand for when your cronies pop in for a visit, this my dear friends, is the bev for you!



You might want the recipe...so here it is. SO easy peasy and fast!

Take-

1 can frozen limeade concentrate
1 two liter of your favorite clear DIET soda ( I used diet Sierra Mist)
a few slices of cucumber, and some reserved for garnish.
cute stemware
mound of sugar on a plate 
small bowl of water about 1/4" deep

Throw your frozen limeade in a pitcher and dump in your diet soda & mix. Then slice up some cucumber and throw a few slices in the pitcher and place in fridge. More cucumber= more cucumbery flavor.

While the limeade is getting happy in the fridge, take your stemware and place the rim in the bowl of water and transfer into the sugar on the plate. Twist glass once or twice to cover rim, then transfer to a paper towel. MAKE SURE your glass is still upside down, let dry for a few minutes. This way the sugar will have a chance to harden and not run down your glass making an unsightly mess :)

After your limeade is chilled go ahead and fill your glasses and garnish with a slice of cucumber.



SUPER tasty. Hope you get a chance to whip this up and share it with those you love!


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17 comments:

  1. MMM it was quite tasty! I still think your idea to add a little something would make it even more tasty ;) Thank you so much for having me!

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  2. I liked your blog so well that I decided to follow. I also linked up to your party. Keep up the good work!

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  3. Sounds yummy...except for the diet soda part ;) I think I will have to try it with just regular Sierra Mist..and maybe a "splash" of Bacardi ;)

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  4. I think I'll make this the next time I have company. I bookmarked your page for later. I've never used sugar-rimmed glassed before. But, they definitely sounds delicious. Maybe I will get a little crazy!

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  5. Those look fab! Came from Lauren's blog...following you now! :)

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  6. Sounds YUMMY! Stopping by from the Elephant's Trunk!

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  7. Thanks for the sweet comments girls! Welcome to the blog world of BADD ;)

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  8. this looks so yummy and refreshing! wow! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!
    -Nikki
    http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

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  9. Well shoot I was going to join the linky Wenesday post, but it's too late! Oh well I'll just go make this yummy soda. :) Great post lauren!

    http://classycleverchic.blogspot.com/

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  10. Yum. I enjoyed my visit to your lovely blog. Hugs and Happy Friday!

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  11. This is what they sell at Taco Bell for 2.00 each, sans the cucumber. :) Limeade concentrate can be found for as low as 71 cents a can. Mmmmm

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  12. Looks delicious! Love your blog! :)

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  13. Sounds yum! And yes, we are having record breaking temps - and drought - here in SE Texas too.

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  14. Can't wait to try this - so refreshing!

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  15. Looks SO good! What a great take on an old classic!

    Newest follower!

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  16. Yum, cucumber is so refreshing so I bet this is awesome!! We'd love to see you at our Monday Link Up over at www.dimpleprints.com!

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  17. This sounds like the perfect summer drink! We featured it today on the Fancy This Fridays feature post! :) Hope you'll check it out and grab a button! http://trulylovelywiththelaneysisters.blogspot.com/2011/06/fancy-this-features-28.html

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