Like, insanely hot. And it is only June 1st. June 1st and a whole lotta summer to go. I remember last year being actually shocked at how hot it gets here in ol' NC. Shocked, but the newness of it made it a tad novel. There was no novelty this week when the temperature got into the high 90's...just a sad sigh of concession.
Thankfully, I made a new friend to help me through these "so-hot-your-head-throbs-as-the-back-sweat-meets-your-ass-sweat" type of days. This friend is light and super refreshing, not to mention a whole lotta fun! Now you can make this a virgin drink and it is still super yum-i-lucious, but throw in some RRRRRum (roll those R's!)and you have got yourself a par-tay! So go put some lime in your coconut (rum) and call me in the morning.
Boozy (or not) Brazilian Lemonade
- 1 lime
- 2 TBSP superfine sugar
- 2 TBSP sweetened condensed milk
- 1 1/4 cups water
- 1/4 cup Malibu Coconut Rum, it was spectacular! If you chose to go virgin, add an additional 1/4 cup water. If you would like a virgin with the wee-hint-o-coconut, add the 1/4 cup additional water with 1/2 tsp coconut extract.
- 1 cup ice, plus extra for serving
- OPTIONAL, you could throw in some mango or stawberries for an additional layer of flavor
Pulse blender 5-6 times times. Trust me, it will be enough. Strain through a fine mesh strainer to remove rinds. Serve over ice. Yeild 2 servings.
**Word of warning - so not make a big batch of this and expect it to keep. The limes will keep working and turn bitter. Make 'em as you drink 'em!
This recipe has been linked up at:
Simply Sweet Home
This Chick Cooks