Come on! It's still August, so sip summer to the last luscious raspberry-vanilla-lime drop!
The people who I work with at my day job are folks who I’ve known for years and years. In fact, one of them actually trained me at my first newspaper job back when we were just cub reporters making barely enough to get by. So, we all have a history together and a certain comfort level with each other.
As a result, it’s okay when one of them points out – repeatedly – that I am a creature of habit, stuck in a drink rut. It’s true. There’s this drink at a funky car hop fast food chain that I cannot stop ordering – so I just don’t. It’s strawberry limeade, with real strawberries and wedges of lime in the cup. Oh my goodness, it’s amazing.
But I am trying to break my severe dependency on that one drink (even though at happy hour, it’s about $1 – score!). So, I decided to take summery raspberries, tart limes and warm vanilla beans and make my own Raspberry Vanilla Bean Limeade
Is it good? You betcha. It’s a cool sweet-tart concoction with a hint of warmth (not temperature warmth, but the kind of warmth you get from a comforting flavor). You won’t be able to stop at just one glass.
And if you wanna turn this funky fabulous drink into an after work cocktail, stir in a little vodka. It’s amazing.
Hey, maybe I don’t need that chain’s limeade drink after all!
Kiss Summer Goodbye with Cool, Refreshing Drinks
The sun's still shining, and the breezes are stiill warm, so grab a glass of chilled refreshment while you can! Here are some more summer drink recipes to help you salute summer's end:
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!Sarah W. Caron (aka scaron) is a food writer, editor and blogger who writes about family-friendly foods and raising a healthy family at Sarah’s Cucina Bella.
Do you drink limeade and lemonade year 'round, or only in the summertime?