The Fourth of July is almost here! I do especially love everything about this holiday: the cheesy decor, the patriotic songs, backyard barbecues with friends, and fireworks.
Sadly, with all the terrible fires in Colorado and one in Wheatland, there's currently a fireworks ban in our town. So no sparklers for us. I did pick up some of those Pop-Its things that you throw on the pavement. I need to find out from my fire chief father-in-law if they're usually part of fireworks bans or not. I'm really hoping they aren't because I love those things. I like to live dangerously.
But anyhow, we can still have a cookout - yay! I'm kind of a hamburger aficionado (I'm pretty sure that's a real thing) so that's probably what we'll be eating. When I was a little girl I would frequently ask, "Daddy, could you make big juicy hamburgers on your grill tonight?" He likes to text me that quote whenever he's grilling hamburgers.
I know most people want a beer at their barbecue but honestly, I would rather have a lemonade. And I thought that with the upcoming holiday, today was the perfect time to share with y'all a simple recipe for all-natural lemonade.
Whisk together equal parts lemon juice and honey. I used 1 1/2 cups of each which yields 8 servings.
Add in water.
Then just add in blueberries, ice cubes and strawberries to make it red, white and blue! .
Also, right now Target has cute little star ice cube trays in their $1 section so if you want to be really ambitious and fun you could make those. I was not ambitious. Oh well.
All-Natural Red, White and Blue Lemonade
Yields 8 servings
1 1/2 cups lemon juice
1 1/2 cups honey
64 ounces cool water
2 cups blueberries (fresh or frozen)
2 cups strawberries, sliced
In a large pitcher, whisk together lemon juice and honey. Once the honey has dissolved, pour in water. Layer the strawberries, ice and blueberries to create a red, white, and blue effect.
This post is linked to Honey We're Home.