Monday, May 12

Literary Libations: Mint Lemonade

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If you remember my Raspberry Italian Soda from last month, you'll remember that I decided to make a non-alcoholic drink every so often. Today we will enjoy another drink you can feel free to share with your kids!


Happy Monday everyone! I hope you treated your mother to a wonderful day yesterday. If you did, pat yourself on the back and whip up today's delicious drink for yourself. All you need is mint tea and lemonade. Yes, it's that simple! I actually used my Keurig with a mint tea pod and had it make a medium sized drink. If you don't have a Keurig, never fear! Simply make half a glass of mint tea. Once your piping hot tea is prepared, stick your glass in the freezer for an hour or so until it is at least slightly cool. Take your glass out of the freezer and your lemonade out of the fridge. Top up the glass with lemonade and you are done! You now have a semi-sweet and very refreshing treat with a great after taste. If you like mojitos this tastes like a toned down version without the alcohol. Enjoy!

Tip: This drink should be equal parts mint tea and lemonade. It doesn't matter how large or small your glass so long as the drink is half and half.


The Summer Day - by Mary Oliver
 
Who made the world? 
Who made the swan, and the black bear? 
Who made the grasshopper? 
This grasshopper, I mean-- 
the one who has flung herself out of the grass, 
the one who is eating sugar out of my hand, 
who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down-- 
 who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes. 
Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face. 
Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away. 
I don't know exactly what a prayer is. 
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down 
into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass, 
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields, 
which is what I have been doing all day. 
Tell me, what else should I have done? 
Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon? 
Tell me, what is it you plan to do 
with your one wild and precious life? 

35 comments:

  1. I have to try that drink because when I was reading the recipe I found it very refreshing and I behaved very well with my mother! :-)

    Super nice final words

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    1. I hope you enjoy the drink! Thanks so much for reading! :)

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  2. Yum I love mint so adding it to lemonade sounds like a match made in heaven.
    Beautetude

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    1. My favorite part is the minty after taste. :) Thanks for reading!

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  3. Lemonade looks delicious I like mint great ingredient to add also enjoy reading Summer Day
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    1. Mint is one of my favorite flavors and lemonade is such a classic summer drink, I was glad they went well together. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  4. Never would have thought of this! Can't wait to try it :)

    Tori
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    1. I hope you let me know what you think! It's so easy to make!

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  5. This sounds delicious! I love anything with mint and I love lemonade so this is right up my alley!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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    1. Mint and lemonade always just seem like the cornerstones of spring and summer for me. I hope you like it!

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  6. You always make me wish that I could come over and have a drink with you! All of your drink creations sound amazing!

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    1. Thank you so much! The next time you're in Albuquerque you'll have to hit me up. :)

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  7. Just perfect for this weather, it's getting warm here in Sicily.

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    1. I hope you enjoy it! It really is great for hot weather days!

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  8. YUM! This sounds amazing! I could go for one of these right now!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! If you try it I'd love to know what you think!

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  9. That drink looks and sounds refreshing! Mint tea and lemonade...YUM!
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    1. Thank you! I hope you have a wonderful day!

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  10. hooray for poetry on the blog! i want to make this delish mint lemonade and just read mary oliver poems for the rest of the day.

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    1. That sounds like an amazing day. It's a bit hard to believe that I've had my blog nearly a year and this is the first time I've posted poetry!

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  11. Sounds so yummy and is just perfect for spring! I'd love it if you dropped by to my blog at
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  12. I want to try this drink!

    xo T.
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  13. This sounds amazing and so refreshing!! I love even the smell of mint! :)

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