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Refreshing Refreshments

Enjoy one of these thirst-quenching drinks on a warm, sunny day

June 2023

Strawberry Spritzer

Recipe courtesy of Family Features/Culinary.net

1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen sliced strawberries, sweetened and thawed
2 liters lemon-lime soda, chilled
1 can (12 oz.) frozen pink lemonade concentrate, thawed

Directions: In blender, process strawberries until blended thoroughly. Pour strawberries into large pitcher; stir in soda and pink lemonade. Serve immediately. Substitution: Ginger ale may be used in place of soda.

Citrus Watermelonade

Recipe courtesy of Family Features/ Florida Department of Citrus

1 cup hot water
2 cups sugar
6 cups watermelon, seeded, rind removed and cut into 1-inch pieces, divided
2 cups Florida orange juice
1 cup Florida grapefruit juice
¾ cup lemon juice
¾ cup lime juice
2 cups Florida oranges, cut into 1-inch pieces, peeled
½ cup mint leaves ice, for serving
Florida orange slices, for garnish (optional) watermelon chunks, for garnish (optional)

Directions: In a small saucepan over low heat, combine hot water and sugar; heat until sugar is dissolved. Refrigerate until chilled. In a blender, purée 4 cups watermelon until smooth. In a large pitcher, stir watermelon juice, chilled sugar syrup, orange juice, grapefruit juice, lemon juice and lime juice until combined. Add remaining watermelon pieces, orange pieces and mint leaves; refrigerate for 2-3 hours until well chilled. Serve over ice in glasses. Garnish with orange slices and watermelon chunks, if desired.

Fizzy Orange Pineapple Punch

Recipe courtesy of Family Features/Culinary.net

1 can (46 oz.) pineapple juice, chilled
1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
1 can (6 oz.) frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
2 liters ginger ale
6-8 scoops orange sherbet
orange slices, for garnish
mint leaves, for garnish

Directions: In a large punch bowl, combine pineapple juice, condensed milk and orange juice concentrate. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Before serving, add ginger ale and top with scoops of sherbet, orange slices and mint.

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