Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Pink Lemonade Day

Looks like the day promises to be another scorcher... When you ride the escalator down in the mornings from mid-levels to hit central you can feel the temperature climb by several sweaty degrees up the thermometer and the air feels thick like bath water as the buildings get higher and closer together. 

We're mixing up a batch of Ina Garten's pink lemonade to enjoy in big chilled tumblers for our Sassy meeting today - perfect for a sweet hit of refreshment when a frappucino is too slow to hit to the spot! 

1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (5-6 lemons)
1/2 to 3/4 cup superfine sugar (caster) to taste
1 cup crushed ice
4 cups water
2 teaspoons grenadine (or 1 cup cranberry juice)
Maraschino cherries - for that kitschy touch! 

Place lemon juice, ice, water and either grenadine or cranberry juice in a blender and whizz until it's completely smooth. Put a cherry at the bottom of your glass and pour the pink lemonade over. Serve, sip and mop your brow. 

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