1 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 cup watermellon puree, from about 1/2 half of a small watermellon, strained to remove seeds
1/2 cup of simple syrup, cooled, or more to taste. To make this simply heat 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup sugar together in a sauce pan over medium heat and stir until the sugar disollves.
3 cups cold water
Stir everything together in a large pitcher and chill completely.
Sasparilla and Strawberry Ice Cream Float
Sasparilla is a great old timey soda, similar to root beer, that was very popular in the 19th century, when it was considered to be a health aide. It is pretty hard to find it now but a few brands exist. I used P&H Soda's Sasparilla Syrup. They make their syrups from natural ingredients in Brooklyn and you simply add Seltzer water.
1 1/2 ounces P&H Sasparilla Soda Syrup mixed with 8-10 ounces seltzer water (or simply substitute a Sasparilla Soda)
One scoop strawberry Ice cream
Serve in a tall chilled glass. Enjoy!
Classic Root Beer Float
1 Bottle Virgil's or other high quality root beer
1 large scoop good vanilla ice cream
Put the ice cream in a tall chilled glass and add the root beer. Enjoy!
I'll be going on blogger break for about a month to enjoy my end of summer break from teaching, but I'm sure I'll be on instagram. Enjoy the end of summer!