We had to wait for the summer for a very long time, but now it is finally here.
Some of those last days were even hotter than hot. Some people are moaning about that, but most people enjoy the warm temperatures and the hot summer days. One important thing though to get through a hot day and to stay healthy, is to have short breaks in between and to drink enough fluids.
Kids in particular should be reminded of drinking enough fluids throughout the day because it’s so easy to forget about it, when playing outside and romping around.
How about turning this necessary intake of fluids into a real event? Water is our number one choice, that’s for sure, but how about you offer your kids some refreshing cocktails and summer drinks once in a while, that not only satisfy their thirst, but also are delicious and just perfect for a hot summer day!? There are countless ways how to fix delicious cocktails or lemonades and we’d like to give you a few suggestions here. But it’s also great to experiment around and develop your own favorite summer drink. Let’s start with a recipe for a classic lemonade, which has been a popular drink for ages. Of course you can easily buy different sodas at the store, but homemade drinks are just much more delicious and they’re also healthier. And this is the way how to prepare the delicious beverage: You will need freshly squeezed juice of four lemons. For best results you can use our cool RICE juicers for all citrus fruit.
Then mix the juice with 50 grams of sugar and wait until the sugar dissolves.
This “syrup” can then be poured into a beautiful jug and filled up with one liter of water. Then just add ice cubes into the pot and ta-dah, the tangy lemonade is ready. Mmm, so delicious! Of course you can experiment around with the ingredients. For example, try different fruit, such as 400g of puréed strawberries or melon. Mix the puree with 2-3 tablespoons of sugar, the juice of one lime and finely chopped mint. Then fill it all up with water. There you have delicious strawberry or melon lemonade. And to keep the lemonade in a pretty pitcher we recommend you to fill it into one of the beautiful rustic RICE DK ceramic pots. They come in various shapes and styles and you can choose from different colors such as purple, coral, mint or white. TakaTomo.de also offers pretty acrylic jugs in a baroque style by RICE DK. There’s a great choice of colors like pink, lavender, mint and clear. You’ll also find matching glasses in our store. And last but not least we also have a great jug for those who love unusual accessories and that would be the extravagant pitcher shaped like a seahorse by RICE DK. The fancy green pot is handmade and a real eye catcher! Your homemade lemonade will taste even better served in there. By the way, let’s move on, because tangy lemonades are not the only yummy summer drinks. Another popular drink sure is a summery non-alcoholic cocktail. Kids just love the mixed beverages in all variations. And an very important accessory for the preparation of yummy cocktails of course is a cocktail shaker like the trendy metal shaker by RICE DK. The shaker will turn each and every cocktail into a huge success! You can experiment here together with your children, too, and try out different combinations and ingredients. As a suggestion here is our recipe for a super delicious and quickly prepared cocktail named „fruit explosion“: You’ll need 50ml (take more if needed, but be careful, syrups are very sweet!) of raspberry syrup, 100ml of apple juice or ginger ale, 200ml of orange juice, juice of half a lemon, a small diced very ripe peach and ice cubes. Put all ingredients in the shaker and mix them well (adjust the amounts if needed) and there you have the tasty „fruit explosion“. Again, you can try out different combinations and ingredients here. Mix black currant juice with cherry juice and fresh mint, apple juice and ginger ale with kiwi puree, puréed watermelon with lime juice, etc. The great cocktail shaker by RICE will help you become a real star at bartending. Anything goes as long as it’s tasty and satifies your kids’ thirst. Take your time to relax in this hot weather and enjoy a refreshing drink. Cheers!