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Spiced Lemonade

Drinks | 5 comments

The dog days of summer have hit my corner of the world. It is hot here, and with the summer monsoons rolling in, it is also as humid as this dry desert state ever gets.

I’m not complaining though because I know we are marching steadily towards school schedules and busy days in the next few weeks. It’s hot here and the days are long, but we are doing our best to soak it all up and enjoy our last days of summer freedom and sunshine.

Written by: Allison Ruth of Some the Wiser

All the kids at my house have determined that there are two things that make these hot summer afternoons bearable: Cold Drinks and Cold Water.

We are getting our Cold Water in the form of swimming pools, splash pads, a dip in the river here and there, and a spinning sprinkler attached to the trampoline in the backyard. The kids are living in their bathing suits for the next few weeks and it’s probably only a matter of time before they start sporting gills and webbed feet.

When they do take a breather, they come looking for cold drinks. This Spiced Lemonade is a recent creation that has been a big hit at my house – even the picky eaters like it!

It is not as sugary sweet as a canned lemonade mix, which I appreciate, and its unique flavor is so refreshing! With a hint of cinnamon, cloves, and allspice, this lemonade makes a tasty summer treat that the whole family will enjoy.

Spiced Lemonade

Yield: approximately 6 servings

Prep Time: 10m

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Ingredients:

1/2 cup sugar
1 quart, plus 2 cups water, divided
1/2 teaspoon whole cloves
2-inch cinnamon bark
1/2 teaspoon allspice
4 to 6 large lemons, juiced
1 lemon, sliced

Directions:

In a large saucepan, combine 1 quart of water, sugar and spices. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Simmer for 5 minutes and then strain.

In a large pitcher combine boiled water, lemon juice to taste, and 2 cups cold water. Refrigerate for at least one hour. Serve ice cold with sliced lemons on the side.

About the Author:

Allison Ruth is mama to three hungry girls. She blogs at Some the Wiser where she takes life as it comes and tries to learn a little something as she goes. Whether she’s baking bread, sewing, or contemplating the fate of socks gone missing in the laundry, she looks for the peace and creativity life offers to everyone who is paying attention. Living life deliberately isn’t easy, she admits, but it helps when you have good things to eat. You can also find her at Allison Ruth Photography.

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  • 1
    Heather of Kitchen Concoctions - July 31, 2013 @ 2:11 pm

    This looks like a fantastic twist on lemonade! Can’t wait to whip some up!

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    Tieghan - July 31, 2013 @ 9:09 pm

    Such a a fun twist on lemonade! Can’t wait to try this!

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    Sandy Coughlin - August 01, 2013 @ 8:36 am

    Love how creative this is! Can’t wait to try it.

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    Sues - August 02, 2013 @ 8:48 pm

    I love the idea of this! Perfect lemonade :)

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    spoon-stories - August 21, 2013 @ 5:17 am

    How great idea really! I mean i made amazing lemonade in my blog but this is so different.
    And i like the spicy idea with my soft drink!!

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