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Summer days where it is warm has me longing for a cool drink. Something with a hint of fruit, like this Mint Lemonade Spritzer.
Alaska is not known for hot weather. Well, Fairbanks and parts of the interior get warm. But, here in southcentral Alaska homes do not usually have air conditioners as we rarely need it. We’re in the midst of unseasonably warm weather here in Alaska. As I type, I have my ice maker working to make enough ice to get through tomorrow. Sunny and 80 or so degrees, which feels like 90+ in other parts of the country.
However, we have joined much of the country with unseasonably warm weather. As I type, I have my ice maker working to make enough ice to get through today. Sunny and 80 or so degrees, which feels like 90+ in other parts of the country.
When I was growing up in the deep South (outside of New Orleans), we cooled down by playing with the Slip and Slide in the backyard, heading to the pool, walking laps in the air conditioned mall as a teen, and sipping on beverages in tall glasses filled with ice.
I don’t own a Slip and Slide.
We don’t have a membership to one of the fitness clubs with a pool (they are all indoors up here!)
And, driving to Anchorage to walk around one of the small malls has little appeal to me.
But, I can definitely fill a tall glass with ice and all the fixings for a Mint Lemonade Spritzer to enjoy during an afternoon respite.
I adore both the smell and taste of both lemon and mint. Combined, it creates a tasty and refreshing beverage that will have you wanting to drink more often and keep hydrated.
Making Mint Lemonade Spritzer
- ⅛ Cup lemon juice
- 1 Lemon, sliced
- Mint Leaves
- Lemon soda
- Fill a glass with ice.
- Pour the lemon juice.
- Add the lemon slices and mint leaves.
- Fill with lemon soda and stir.
- Optional: add sugar to taste
- Decorate with a paper straw and enjoy
For a stronger mint flavor muddle the mint leaves with half the lemon juice before adding the ice cubes.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 6 Carbohydrates: 2g