Thursday, June 2, 2011

Boozy (or not) Brazilian Lemonade

It has been hot, hot, HOT here this week. 
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
Wash lime thoroughly. Cut off the ends and slice in half, then quarter each piece so that you end up with a total of eight wedges. Place lime in a blender with the sugar, sweetened condensed milk, water, and 1 cup of ice.
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
Tidy Mom
Mommy's Kitchen
This Chick Cooks


  1. Now THAT'S what I'm talkin about! Sounds great!!

  2. Ooooh girlfriend, now this is what I'm talkin 'bout!!! I ♥ Malibu Rum! It is my absolute FAVORITE! It's the only alcohol I can handle! lol Sooo good!

  3. Oh my, this is a bright summer day drink.

  4. I would definitely be adding the rum. Yes Ma'am. Momma could use some rum right about now!

  5. mmm yes! Nothing could make it better.....except maybe a little umbrella! And forget the virgin stuff.... I need a REAL drink in this weather!

  6. This sounds really refreshing!!! Great photo!!

  7. This sounds perfect! I love that you throw the lime in rind and all -- I bet it makes the lime flavor that much stronger! Yum!