Thursday, June 23, 2011

Cool Summer Drink

Sparkling Lemonade Floats

  • 1/2-3/4 cup sugar (1/2 for tart, 3/4 for sweet)*
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup lemon peel strips (from 2 lemons)
  • 3/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 4 lemons)
  • 1 cup cold water
  • vanilla ice cream
  • club soda or sparkling wine {I used Sierra Mist}, chilled
  1. Stir together sugar and water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and stir in lemon strips. Simmer for five minutes. Allow to cool. Stir in lemon juice. Strain through a fine mesh sieve to remove strips and pulp. Stir in 1 cup cold water. Refrigerate to cool completely.
  2. To make floats: Scoop ice cream into glasses. Pour lemonade 1/2 to 3/4 full. Top with club soda. Garnish with lemon slices if desired. Serve immediately.
Serves: 4-6 (depending on glass size)
*For this recipe I definitely prefer the lemonade on the tarter side because you’ll be adding more sweetness with the ice cream. But it really depends on your personal preference.


I found the recipe here at Kitchen Simplicity...

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