These drinks (along with our new fav Fruit Water) embody the California lifestyle–they’re healthy and bright, flavorful and refreshing. Oh, and easy to make. Serve them to your girlfriends on a Saturday afternoon or as a non-alcoholic signature drink at your next BBQ. Kids will love these sweet, yet sophisticated summer sippers.
Makes 2 generous servings
3 cups cleaned and chopped kale
5 cups cold lemonade
Puree equal parts kale and lemonade until emulsified. Strain for a smooth beverage or drink as is if you like the green pulpy goodness like we do.
Makes 1 large pitcher
5 cups fresh watermelon, roughly chopped
3 cups fresh limeade, plus more to taste
1 cup sparkling water
Puree the watermelon in a blender. Strain juice through a sieve to remove any pulp. This will keep your drink from separating in the glass or pitcher. Mix in limeade, adding more to taste if necessary. Pour into your favorite pitcher and chill. Add sparkling water just before serving. Watermelon and limeade mixture will keep in fridge 2-3 days before adding sparkling water.
1 cups limeade, divided
2 12-ounce bottle ginger brew (sometimes called ginger beer), chilled
1 fresh lime
2 pieces thinly sliced ginger
Divide the limeade among two tall glasses. Add 1 bottle ginger brew to each glass and a squirt of fresh lime. Garnish with more fresh lime and a thin slice of ginger.
The last two would be fantastic with a shot of tequila or rum, just saying…