So here’s what we’ve been doing in the bird house to cut back on the sugary fruit drinks and “vitamin” waters that everyone drinks + loves. We’ve been making homemade sweet juices and teas! To our surprise, they’ve been wonderful & thirst quenchers during the California heat wave we’ve been melting away in.
Meet our new favorite homemade (under 10 minute) drink, The Larry Refresher.
Larry, as in lemon + strawberry. . . get it?
Larry is sweet, tart, minty, and just down right refreshin’
What you’ll need ::
-1 lemon to zest + squeeze
-1 lime to zest + squeeze
-10 or more ripe strawberries
-honey (preferably pure and raw local honey)
-ginger root (this is optional)
-fresh mint (I pick it from the garden but you can buy it at any grocery store)
-zester (I love our mini one!)
-large glass pitcher
-lemon squeezer (or use your hands!)
-blender, nutribullet, or food processor
How to create the Larry Refresher ::
-boil water (this allows the flavor to brew once all the ingredients are in the glass pitcher)
-zest both the lemon + lime (only about half of each)
-Squeeze the lemon + lime (save a small slice to add to the pitcher for a pretty presentation)
-rinse + cut strawberries
-blend the strawberries until they are no longer solid
-rinse + trim the mint leafs
-cut a small piece of ginger root (about the size of your pinky finger nail)
-scoop a spoon full (or two if you really want it sweet) of honey
-add all ingredients to the glass pitcher + then add the hot water
-allow the water + ingredients to brew, then place in the fridge
-serve over ice & enjoy our favorite summer day refresher, Larry.
Sweet sippin’ birdies!
We’d love to hear your feed back on our summer refresher, comment below!
xx Bree + Makenzie