Nectarine lemonade: light, refreshing and a crowd pleaser in any picnic or BBQ
Summer is a time of year that, in my opinion, lends itself to the most interesting fashion statements. Not that I'm one to judge, since my sense of fashion is as good as a color blind wild monkey's... But still, there are some things I don't get. Like, girls wearing teeny tiny short shorts, with teeny tiny belly shirts... and Uggs. Uggs! Is it me or does that sound like huge walking contradiction? If you're dressing for 90 degree hot and humid weather, warm, furry boots wrapped around your feet might not be the best choice. Might be time to invest in, I don't know, a pair of cute $5 flip flops maybe? Just a thought.
But hey, you know what they say, to each his own, right? I'm sure a lot of people can't understand why I wear nothing but workout clothes, when I have a closet full of regular clothes at home. Or why my nails are never ever ever done. Or why my handbag never matches any of my clothes. I guess it all comes down to acceptance and respect, for the things we can't understand. What a wonderful world it would be if we all followed that simple rule, don't you think??
But anyway, putting fashion aside, you know what else summer lends itself to? Fun, refreshing drinks. We all love them, and we all definitely crave them.
We've created quite a few delicious ones over the years, like our Summery Passion Fruit Sangria, Blueberry Lime Frozen Margaritas, our Watermelon Limeade and my personal favorite, Blueberry Frozen Lemonade. And here's another one to add to the list: a nectarine lemonade. Sweet, tangy and the perfect summer thirst quencher. Now, we like ours on the sour side, so if you have more of a sweet tooth, fell free adjust the amount of lemon juice and add more maple syrup. Like we said, to each his own 😉
- 3 nectarines, skin and pit removed
- 2 cups cold water
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
- Juice of 4 small lemons (you can use more or less, to taste)
- Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour through a small mesh strainer to remove any pulp left
- Refrigerate until ready to drink