Wednesday, June 9, 2010

A Refreshing Drink

This weekend there was a wine festival that took place in the giant park right across the street from our place.  People came and parked their cars up and down our street and then went to the park to booze it up and look at overpriced art.  Maybe it was that fact that I wasn't a great walker over the last few days, but I was not impressed.  We walked around and came upon a lemonade stand that was selling the drink for either $4 or $5 each- there wasn't even booze in it.  I don't remember because I demanded that we come home and make our own!  I am good with overpriced goods at Disneyland or something, but this was another story.
We walked the 30 feet back to our home and made our Cucumber Limeade:
  • 1 English Cucumber
  • 3 limes
  • 2 apples
  • Cilantro
  • Lots of ice
  • Juice in your juicer of choice and enjoy!  Optional: Serve in a wine glass to spite those who are drinking their fancy wine as you drink juice
My husband had the boy's version in a big glass:
I loved the taste of cucumber and the tart lime and was really excited to start using the juicer again!  Summer time, here I come...as long as it decides to warm up a bit!
I'm off to hobble upstairs- I'm all surgery'ed up and should be on the road to recovery in 10 days.  I asked if it was business days and they just laughed at me.  Looks like I'll be loving my flip flops and pilates :)

Have a great Friday Eve!

21 comments:

Jessica @ How Sweet said...

I wish I had a juicer. That sounds incredible!

Jessica @ How Sweet said...

I wish I had a juicer. That sounds incredible!

Gabriela said...

That drink sounds so cool and refreshing...perfect for a hot day! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Julie @ Pickley Pear said...

I love the idea of cucumber juice. I buy called Cucumber Pineapple. It looks so refreshing!

Anne Marie said...

I seriously need to purchase a juicer!

Lindsay @ http://pancakesnpajamas.blogspot.com/ said...

Nothing beats a refreshing juice in the summer heat. Throw in cilantro and I'm there!

Beth @ DiningAndDishing said...

ah sounds so good! at a local restaurant i sometimes go to i can never pick between the mint limeaid and the cucumber cranberry cooler. this sounds like the best of both worlds!

Mary (A Merry Life) said...

I wish I had a juicer too! I'm not sure if I would like cucumber limeade, but I'd love to try some new things juice wise.

Mari said...

that drink looks great!

I hope you heal up really fast and get back to your old self =)

Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) said...

I want a juicer :( That sounds fabulous.

Jocelyn said...

I wish I had a juicer :) I love anything with lime in it!

runsarah said...

What a great recipe - that sounds so refreshing for a warm day!

*Naomi* said...

i need a juicer! looks so good!!

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

Mmm, that juice sounds very refreshing! I will have to try that one ASAP!

Faith @ lovelyascharged said...

Ouch! I could understand if it was say, a Lynchburg Lemonade, but just straight lemon, water, sugar? No gracias...your juice looked much better (and healthier!!!) anyways!

Katie said...

That juice combo sounds wonderful! I will have to test it out :) I hope you are feeling better.

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

your drinks are awesome looking!!

Katie ♥ said...

Love!!!!!!!!!!!

I feel like a horrible friend, did I miss a post when you mentioned you were getting surgery??!!! Are you ok?

I am so sorry to hear that, I am assuming its your foot, since you are hobbling around, well I hope you get better fast love and I send you get well wishes!


Thank you for the sweet comment on my blog, my sister was so happy to see me, I was so glad to see her on her big day!

I used to drink red bull alot too!!! lol! It does help when you need the energy!

Love ya girl! xoxo

fittingbackin said...

That drink sounds so fresh - I need a juicer!

RamblingBabushka said...

That drinks sounds so lovely and refreshing. YUM!

$4-$5 for a lemonade?? Were the lemons made out of gold? Ha! Geez!

Gina; The Candid RD said...

Yeah, this had to be much better than a $5 cup of lemonade! I agree with Jessica above, I HAVE to get a juicer! It'll be on our wedding registry :)