The Larry Refresher || Bird House

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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’

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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

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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.

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Sweet sippin’ birdies!

We’d love to hear your feed back on our summer refresher, comment below!

xx Bree + Makenzie

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