Sunday, August 7, 2016

Brazilian Lemonade

If you're like us, you are glued to the TV for the next few days.

As in, glued to the Olympics!

Since the Opening Ceremony, we have been watching relentlessly!

There is something about the Olympics that we love!

Matter of fact, we'll watch sports, that at any other time, we're not really interested in!

For example, the last time we watched ladies volleyball was . . .

four years ago.

But put the infamous 5 Olympic rings on the screen, and we become mesmerized by sports!

Along with the sports, is the excitement of the host country!

We like to learn a little about the country,

think of things we'd like to do if we could ever visit,

and look at the pretty landscape of the host country as we learn about it through the watching of the Olympics!

Typically, on the evening of the Opening Ceremony, I'll make food from the host country.

This year, I planned to do that,

but our schedule kept us from having a watch party.

But I still had the ingredients from my meal planning.

So, on this hot Sunday afternoon, I made a delicious Brazilian treat!

I'm not even kidding!

This is one delicious drink!

The Mr. said, "I could suck this down in one big gulp!"

The cherubs both loved it too!

You're going to look at the title,

then look at the ingredients,

and be confused!


and no lemons!

Only limes.

I have no idea . . .

but it doesn't really matter!

This drink is so good that you're going to want to make sure you have plenty of limes!

Brazilian Lemonade

2 limes, cut into wedges (don't skimp by using lime juice.  Use the real fruit)
1/2 cup sugar
3 cups water
3 TBSP sweetened condensed milk

In a blender, add the lime wedges, sugar, and water.

Pulse until well blended.

Using a fine mesh strainer, strain the lime mixture into a pitcher.

Return the strained liquid to the blender container and add the 3 TBSP of sweetened condensed milk.

Pulse quickly to blend.

Serve over lots of ice.

This recipe easily doubles! 

Also, this drink needs to be served immediately after making, as it does not hold well.

If you're wanting to serve to a large group, do the prep work of blending the limes/sugar/water and straining.  But wait until ready to serve to mix the lime juice mixture with the sweetened condensed milk.

1 comment:

  1. Limon (with a little tick over the o) is lime in Spanish; therefore, limonaide