Imagine my surprise when I checked the weather forecast for the May Bank Holiday weekend to find that we were in for some rather divine weather. You see, traditionally, UK Bank Holidays and sunshine don’t go hand in hand. Think miserable, think gloomy, think washed out weekend that’s normally just the way it goes.
Glorious weather calls for even more sublime thirst quenching cocktails. As you probably know from my previous post, life has been a hectic whirlwind just lately and I’m even struggling to find the time to do a grocery shop. I’ve been grabbing bits from here, there and everywhere, which actually has worked out well this week. It’s forced me to get a little bit more creative in the kitchen than usual. So with a kitchen counter full of pineapples and limes, thirsty guests for lunch, cue my concoction for PineLimeade.
There’s nothing quite like a thirst quenching mocktail on a Summer’s day, and this one is kid friendly too. Although a splash of Vodka or Gin would go nicely if you wanted to jazz it up a notch. The pineapples were ready, really ripe and oozing loads of sweet juicy freshness, so I knew limes would be a perfect contrast to cut through the sweetness and bring some revitalising zing and the Fever Tree Sicilian Lemonade added just the right amount of fizz. Sure an ice cold beer or plain iced slush is lovely on a Summers day but this brought a wonderful tropic feel to the table and I’ll be sure to make this again and again over the next few months.
Recipe is located at the bottom of this post.
Shop the Post:
- 2 x Pineapples (Cored)
- 6 x Limes (Freshly Squeezed)
- 2 x Limes (Cut into Wedges)
- 6 x 200ml Bottles of Fever Tree Sicilian Lemonade
- Green Sugar
- In a food processor blitz the pineapple until formed into juice.
- Pass through a sieve to remove the pulp and other hard bits from the fruit, retain in a jug.
- Squeeze in the juice of 6 limes.
- Top up with the Fever Tree Lemonade.
- Using a lime, rim the glass and dip into to the sugar.
- Put icecubes or crushed ice into the glass and top up.
- Additional limes may be dropped into the drink at the end if you desire.