It’s been so hot around here that my husband and I have been looking for ways to cool down. What better way to beat the heat than with a nice cold drink? Lemonade sounded really good, but all we had were limes, oranges, and wild blackberries. Still craving that frosty beverage, we decided to give it a shot despite our lack of lemons. The result? This delicious Iced Orange-Berry-Limeade!
1-2 fresh limes (to taste)
1 fresh orange
2 dozen fresh berries (I used wild blackberries)
- Squeeze the lime(s) and orange into a large glass. It helps to use a fork to break apart the inside of the lime.
- In a separate bowl, mash up the blackberries. Pour the mashed pulp into a strainer and let all the juice drain into the glass.
- Add in your ice cubes.
- Top off the rest of your glass with water. Use sparkling water or a soft drink instead (ex. ginger ale, Sprite) to make it fizz. Makes one large drink.
One sip was all it took to fall in love. It was so hard not to finish the whole glass in one gulp! I wish we had enough fresh fruit to make a whole pitcher (or five). You can even customize this icy drink by using your favorite fruits. Don’t be afraid to experiment either. When it comes to making fresh fruit juice, you really can’t go wrong!
What’s your favorite way to find relief when it’s hot outside?