Due to my lack of baking ingenuity, I decided to try creating something else: drinks! Among my trials and errors, I've found some recipes perfect for summer sippin' (yeah, I really just said that). Since today's the official start of summer, I decided to post my favorites.
You'll Need: lemonade, (pulp-free) orange juice, Sprite
Instructions: Combine equal parts lemonade and Sprite on ice. Add a splash of orange juice.
Notes: This is my favorite recipe yet! It's not as breakfast-y as I imagined, so it's perfect whenever.
You'll Need: watermelon soda, Sprite, cranberry juice, lime juice
Instructions: Add a half-cup of watermelon soda, followed by a splash of cranberry juice. Top off with Sprite and a squeeze of lime juice.
Notes: I thought this sounded disgusting, but it's now one of my favorites! All the ingredients combine perfectly. The Sprite gives it a special punch.
Caramel Banana Milkshake
You'll Need: two bananas, vanilla (or banana) ice cream, caramel syrup, milk, dried banana chips
Instructions: Slice bananas. Blend it, four scoops ice cream, two cups of milk, and four tbsp of the caramel syrup. Decorate with more syrup and/or two banana chips.
Notes: For extra caramel action, spread a tbsp of the syrup over the bottom of your glass. You can also top the finished milkshake with another scoop of ice cream. Also, yellow food coloring makes it look more like it tastes.
Root Beer Float
You'll Need: root beer, vanilla ice cream
Instructions: Put two scoops of ice cream in a glass. Fill glass with root beer.
Notes: I decided not to make it a main feature because it's so simple (and classic!).
You'll Need: pineapple soda, cranberry juice, Sprite
Instructions: Combine an equal amount (try 1/3 cup) of each in a glass.
Notes: I just randomly had some pineapple soda, so that's what I used. Try mixing different fruity juices together!
What's your favorite summer drink recipe?