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Summer Tea

This tastes so great and refreshing that I’m disappointed I didn’t realize it sooner. These two ingredients have been in my fridge virtually continuously for years and I just recently thought to combine them. The only catch is that I could drink a gallon a day and that would not be a good idea.

It’s a complicated recipe, but with some practice you should be able to make it like a pro.

Ingredients:
Welch’s 100% pure grape juice, your choice. I think white works best.
Brewed ice tea.

Directions:
1. Combine juice and tea in equal parts.
2. Serve over ice.

Note:
It’s a match that’s meant to be. Tea is allowed if it’s weak and Welch’s 100% pure grape juice is allowed if diluted one to one with water. The two dilute each other and result in a sum that’s greater than its parts. Go on. Give it a try. Even your non-SCD friends will like this one.

Drink recipe: Clementine, Bourbon & Clove

I just had one one of these from the Two Tarts blog and it was awesome:

This wintery drink features fresh squeezed clementine juice, which is shaken vigorously with three whole cloves and a measure of bourbon. The whole cloves are what is special here – they give off the perfect tiny amount of their essence without overwhelming the drink.

Mr. Obvious says, “eliminate the sugar on the rim and it’s good to go for SCDers”.

Paul Collins

A very refreshing summertime drink. I highly recommend giving it an try. This cocktail is an adaptation of a John Collins which is a variation of the Tom Collins.

Ingredients:
1 shot of bourbon
Four ounces (half cup) of lemonade concentrate
Seltzer or sparkling water
Ice

Directions:
1. Make lemonade concentrate by combining equal parts lemon juice and honey.
2. In a tall glass mix lemonade concentrate with bourbon.
3. Fill glass to 3/4 full with seltzer water.
4. Add ice.
5. Imbibe.

Notes:
Goes down easy.

A Fresher Bloody Mary

Have you ever made my Fresher Salsa? Then you know that it can produce a fair amount of liquid.

Try this: Strain out the liquid and use it for a Bloody Mary cocktail. One cup of juice to a shot of vodka over lots of ice. Go ahead, give it a taste. I think you’ll be pleased with its spicy freshness.

Perhaps a stalk of cilantro for garnish? Or maybe a split jalapeno? Lime might look good too…

Strawberry Smoothie

I know you miss chocolate ice cream. You know that I cannot replace that, but I can offer you this rich, creamy treat. And hey, it’s good for you.

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lemintade

The mint takes this summertime cooler to an even cooler place.

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fizzy drinks

Try this beverage experiment:

Take one part legal grape juice and add an equal part sparkling water. Taste it. What do you think?

Be brave. Mix things.

Note that there is a significant difference between club soda and sparkling water. Club soda generally has some form of sodium and it I don’t think it works nearly as well as simple sparkling water due to it’s harsher taste. The sparkling water is essentially tasteless and lets the flavor of your juice shine through. Check the label and if it only lists carbonated water for the ingredients, than you are set.


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