Watermelon Mojitos
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Watermelon Mojito

When I was a bartender I was never once asked to make a mojito. If I had been, I would have had no idea what the customer was asking for. Those were sad times. Now it’s the rare bar that doesn’t have some type of mojito on their specialty drink menu. Today there are so many variations to the original minty-lime drink. It can be adapted to any season. One of my personal favorites is the pear mojito, which I’ll wait to enjoy till the fall. Since it’s summer, today I went with watermelon. … Continue Reading →

Raspberry Lemonade
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Raspberry Lemonade

The sun finally made an appearance in our little part of the world this weekend. We celebrated the return of that big, yellow orb with an outdoor turkey fry (more on that in a later post!) and some homemade raspberry lemonade! Real lemonade is so easy to make, and lemons are pretty inexpensive, so there’s no need to by mixes with artificial colors and preservatives in them. Just squeeze the juice from a lemon, add some water and sugar, and enjoy! Changing things up with the addition of some fresh berries is only slightly more involved. Print Raspberry Lemonade Prep … Continue Reading →

Mango Smoothie
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Mango Smoothie

When I was in Hawaii last September, one hotel we stayed at served tiny mango smoothies with breakfast every morning. They were delicious; I wished they hadn’t been so small. I found some beautiful mangoes while shopping at a farmers market last week and decided to try making my own. Print Mango Smoothie Prep Time: 5 minutesTotal Time: 5 minutes Yield: Two 8-ounce servings Ingredients1 small mango, cut into 1-inch pieces (about 1 cup of fruit) 1 cup milk 3/4 cup low-fat plain yogurt 1 tablespoon honeyInstructionsLay the mango pieces on a plate and freeze for about 30 minutes. Place … Continue Reading →