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Big Black Dog: Bikinis and Lemonade

June 30, 2008

Bikinis and Lemonade


Whenever I drink lemonade or sit on my patio in the warm summer sun a popular '60s tune always pops into my head.....

"She was afraid to come out of the locker
She was as nervous as she could be
She was afraid to come out of the locker
She was afraid that somebody would see
One, two, three, four, tell the people what she wore

It was an itsy bitsy teenie weenie yellow polka-dot bikini
That she wore for the first time today.
An itsy bitsy teentie weenie yellow polka-dot bikini
So in the locker she wanted to stay.
Two, three, four, stick around we'll tell you more"


Lemonade has always been 1 of my favorite non-caffeine beverages. My Mom made the best lemonade but I've never been able to duplicate hers. She did not use a recipe just fresh lemons, water, sugar and always slices of fresh lime as a garnish. This weekend I experimented a bit and came up with a substitute. My concoction is a pink lemonade but it's pretty darn good.


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Pink Lemonade
Recipe developed in the kitchen of Big-Black-Dog

6 whole fresh lemons
1 cup sugar
Water
1 fresh lime
1 c. unsweetened cranberry juice

Garnish:
1 whole lime, sliced thin
Course sugar **See note
Sugar coated Jelly

Juice and zest 6 fresh lemons. Add enough water to the lemon juice to make 4 cups of liquid. Add 1 cup sugar or more to taste and the lemon zest. Zest 1 lime and add the zest. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Fill pitcher with ice and lemonade. Moisten edge of glass and dip in course sugar. Garish with fresh lime slices and a jelly.

Note: I usually do the sugar dipping ahead of time. As the sugar dries it will stick to the edge of the glass. This way you only get a taste of the sugar while sipping your drink.


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My Pink Lemonade is my entry in "Eat to the Beat" hosted by Elly of Elly Says Opa.




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14 Comments:

Blogger OhioMom said...

Oh now that looks wonderful !

June 30, 2008 at 5:03 PM  
Blogger Lucy said...

That looks amazing, just love a great Lemonade!!

And... I just love those glasses too ;-)

June 30, 2008 at 5:04 PM  
Blogger Elly said...

This looks so great! Nothing like an ice cold glass of lemonade this time of year. Thanks for participating with a great entry!

June 30, 2008 at 6:59 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

This lemonade was so good! I've been sippin' on lemonade all day today and now it's all gone.

I think this might be the summer of lemonade for me. I'll try a different recipe each week.

Lucy, I love these glasses too...what I would I do without Amazon.com!!

June 30, 2008 at 7:14 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Super gorgeous lemonade with pizzazz! It's perfect with your song choice, one of my favorites as a little girl. Thanks for the inspiration to make lemonade all that it can be.

June 30, 2008 at 10:20 PM  
Blogger Ally said...

Oh yum! I love pink lemonade and yours is so pretty!

June 30, 2008 at 10:22 PM  
Blogger giz said...

Pretty creative stuff Michelle - it's amazing what comes out of a kitchen when people put some thought into what they're doing. You obviously did and it looks like next generation sex and the city stuff.

July 1, 2008 at 10:43 PM  
Blogger Marija said...

Beautiful!

Found you through The Foodie BlogRoll, Love your blog!

xx Marija

July 3, 2008 at 6:38 AM  
Anonymous Denise said...

What a great idea! Pink lemonade for my Fourth of July celebration ..... your glasses are terrific, too!

Denise
http://www.WineFoodPairing.blogspot.com

July 3, 2008 at 7:31 AM  
Blogger That shabby Pink Girl said...

You almost enticed me to sit on my Porch in my Bikini sipping Pink Lemonade, but I'll just make your Lemonade and forget the Bikini :-)
Beautiful Post~~and I love you Recipes~~Thank You~~Happy Pink Saturday!
marian elizabeth

July 18, 2009 at 9:42 AM  
Blogger marketwoman51 said...

The Lemonade looks absolutely delightful. Something that summertime fun is made of.

August 25, 2009 at 7:33 AM  
Blogger Maggy said...

I LOVE Lemonade - and this looks top notch! I'll be making some to enjoy this weekend on my deck. Thanks!

April 1, 2010 at 8:08 AM  
Blogger Cookin' Canuck said...

Now that is what I call a refreshing glass of lemonade!

April 1, 2010 at 9:01 AM  
Blogger How To: Simplify said...

This looks and sounds so refreshing!

April 1, 2010 at 9:49 AM  

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