We had amazing weather yesterday...a high of 25C...and we like the rest of London had to enjoy a day out in the sun. So a bunch of us decided to make some finger sandwiches and brownies, grabbed a few cans of beer and cider and headed out to Regent's Park at about noon. Played a few rounds of Frisbee and then just lay back and enjoyed the sun. I remember having pink lemonade on my last trip to the US and i so so loved it. Unfortunately we don't get ready mixes here and so I made a jar on my own for the picnic. But after the beer and cider, we didn't really have space for the lemonade and so I brought it back, spiked it with vodka and enjoyed it just as much :)
Lemon juice- 1 cup
Sugar- 1 cup or more
Cranberry juice- 1 1/2 cups
Water- 1 + 3 cups or more
In a saucepan take 1 cup water, add sugar and heat till all the sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and keep aside to cool.
In another jar mix the lemon juice, cranberry juice and rest of the water. Add the sugar syrup once it has cooled down and mix well.Add sugar, water as per requirement. Chill in the refrigerator for a minimum of one hour.
Fill a high ball glass with ice, add a part of vodka to the pink lemonade and you get a "Cranberry Kick."
Notes: You can add soda water or sparkling water to the lemonade if you want a fizzy drink.
PS: Having major aches and pains cos of the unaccustomed exercise. I realized that playing frisbee is better cardio than a 15 minute stint on the treadmill.