How to Make a Spring Breeze Drink

Whoa Baby, it's warm out there. It's moving from winter to spring and while it's getting warmer, our reaction is to head for chilled, seasonal beverages, and that usually means sodas, sugars, sweeteners and other soft drinks. The only thing that is going to do is pack on the empty calories and set up a desire cascade for yet more sweetened drinks. There are alternatives that most don't stop to think about. Healthier, better tasting, and longer lasting.

Ingredients

  • Clean water. Filtered, if you prefer.
  • Ice. Lots of ice.
  • Choices of fruit to use include:
    • Orange
    • Lemon
    • Lime
    • Cucumber
    • Kiwi
    • Strawberry (Any and all berries)
    • Pineapple
    • Mango
    • Cherry
    • Apple

Steps

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    Wash all your fruit thoroughly before adding it to the cutting board.
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    Grab your fruit of choice from the cornucopia of your choice.
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    Select a knife with a long, thin and sharp blade for your slicing pleasure.
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    Slice the fruit in thin slices, from one end to the other. Get creative and do a spiral slice.
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    Slice 2 large pieces of fruit for one gallon of iced water.
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    Fill a gallon sun tea jug with cold water and ice.
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    Add your selection of fruit.
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    When it starts getting hot, you'll enjoy your masterpiece.

Tips

  • You don't need to sweeten the drink. The fruit will sweeten it plenty.
  • When you're finished with your drink don't throw the fruit away. Toss it into a blender and add it to soft ice cream for additional texture and flavor.

Things You'll Need

  • Sharp knife with a long, thin blade
  • A wide selection of seasonal fruits
  • A 1 gallon (3.8 L) pitcher or jug, preferably glass

Article Info

Categories: Citrus Based Drinks