Few things beat the heat better than a frosty glass of iced tea, except perhaps another Summer favorite: the Arnold Palmer. Starbucks might call its latest menu item by another name — Shaken Iced Peach Green Tea Lemonade — but in essence, the two are one and the same, just with a small but significant green tea and peach syrup swap for the standard sweetened black tea. Is this update an upgrade, a solid alternative, or skippable?
This Summer, keep the kids cool serving up lemonade beyond the stand. Officially our favorite warm-weather drink, lemonade doesn't necessarily have to include a straw. From printables, posters, and party supplies to cute little Summer dresses, lemonade can be the star of all your festivities. Click through to find out how!
With warmer weather heating things up around the country, we've got our eyes on one of Summer's most refreshing beverages. Few things in life come close to a nice cold glass of lemonade, but we've got five ways to make it better. Although it's often not a good idea to mess with a classic, let us assure you we have five versions your kids will love. Kicking up the good stuff with a twist like sparkling soda or strawberries, you're in for a treat and a little extra profit for their lemonade stand! Check out our five creative additions below:
- Have fun with fruit: Seriously, go to town adding all the fruit you please! From strawberries to blueberries, you'll be able to sneak in an extra serving of fruit without the little ones realizing it (win!). Try adding frozen fruit too. Not only will it add flavor, they act as ice cubes, keeping your drink nice and chill.
- Add a spritz: Make lemonade fizzy with soda water or all natural soda. This will bump up the fun factor, who doesn't love that?
- Accessorize: If you have the recipe down and want to keep with the classic, accent it with fun straws or cool cups.
- Go blue: Re-brand lemonade into slime! This recipe uses blueberry-flavored gelatin for a fun treat both big and little kids will like.
- Pop it: Turn lemonade into pops! Take your favorite recipe or mix and prepare as usual. Then, pour it into ice trays, add popsicle sticks, and freeze. Voilà!
Much of the country is experiencing subzero temperatures, and the freezing weather can be a bummer for moms and kids (have you checked out our favorite 100-plus indoor activities?). That's why we thought we'd add some sunshine to your day by featuring the adorable, sweet, and sunny lemonade party created by Ali Polson of Parties on a Pedestal for her daughter, Bella. "The inspiration for the party came from my daughter's sunny personality," Ali says. "Her smile lights a room." If you're dreaming of lemonade-filled Summer days, then check out all the bright and lovely inspiration from this party, from the sweet and girlie pink-and-yellow decor (including every girl's dream picnic table) to the clever crafts!
Source: Parties on a Pedestal
The refreshing combination of equal parts lemonade and iced sweet tea probably wasn't invented by Palmer himself, but the celebrated golfer certainly did his part to popularize it by ordering it time and time again at clubhouses. The story goes that people overheard him ordering this drink and decided they wanted that "Palmer drink" as well, and well, the rest is history.
Several bottled versions of the beverage can be found on the market, including his own brand, Arnold Palmer Tee.
A grown-up version includes a splash of vodka. Are you an avid Arnold Palmer drinker?
I like this adults-only version, which calls for your favorite lemonade (I love Ina Garten's fresh lemonade) made fizzy with a bit of club soda and spiked with some dependable Canadian whisky.
It's designed for a single glass, since that's how I make it myself, but is easily adaptable for a crowd, as long as you keep the ratio to one part whisky and three parts lemonade. Keep reading for a weekend sipper that's equal parts refreshing and nostalgic.
It’s Super Bowl season, and Katie Sweeney, editor of YumSugar, shows you how to get your hostess game on with two delicious beer cocktails. The Clara, also known as a Shandy in England, is a refreshing, sweet mix of lager and sparkling lemonade. If you prefer a full-bodied beertail, combine equal parts of Bass and Guinness for a Black & Tan. But there’s a trick to this mix, so watch our video to see how it’s done.
The hot months are finally here, so it's the perfect time to pull out those popsicle molds and get to work freezing a refreshing Summer treat. This three-layered popsicle recipe combines watermelon, lemon, and blueberry ices to create a pop that is both sweet and tart.
Although the recipe says to strain the pureed fruit mixtures, I wanted a little texture and left them unstrained. The layering process definitely takes time, but the final product is well worth it. To cool off this July, keep reading for the recipe.