MY FAVOURITE REFRESHMENT – The Best Way To Cool Off

If you’ve ever read one of my blog posts before, or you’ve actually met me in real life and have had the pleasure and the curse of spending time around me – sorry family and friends πŸ™‚ – you’ll probably know I am a big fan of summer, and my blog posts are of course taking advantage of that – well, I’m taking advantage of that “obsession” with my blog posts, but whatever.

Something that is really important during these hot days and sweaty moments (it’s rainy and disgusting right now, but anyway, moving on…) is to stay hydrated. And this summer, I actually invented by own beverage to help me do that, in the most delicious way possible.

And because I don’t want to keep such a delicious, summery, Instagram-ready, Twitter-worthy and refreshing recipe all to myself, I am kindly sharing this with you today πŸ˜‰ .

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

First of all, here is a list of all the things you’ll need to make this delicious beverage.
> Mint (a handfull of leaves is enough)
> Two Limes
> Two Lemons
> Soda water or something like Crystal Clear (something simple with a not-too-strong flavour) (I needed two small bottles)
> Some kind of plastic wrapper or bag (multiple, in fact)
> An Ice Cube Tray
> A Knife

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WHAT TO DO

The first step is something that you’ll need to do the day before – or the night before – because the ice cubes have to set.

Grab one lemon and one lime and cut them both in half. Squeeze half of the lemon into approximately four ice cube moulds and do the same with half of the lime. The other half, you need to cut into pieces to freeze as well – the result is soooo Pinterest-worthy – and grab two or three mint leaves to freeze as well.

Then cut one or two mint leaves in tiny pieces to add to the ice cubes, and fill around eight ice cube moulds with your soda water or Crystal Clear. I hate it when you order or make a drink with ice cubes, and then they melt and your whole drink is watery. This way, that isn’t the case πŸ™‚ .

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Then wrap the pieces of lemon, lime and mint in some kind of plastic wrap to make sure they don’t stick inside your freezer or to each other, and put them together in one big plastic bag to make sure you don’t lose them in the freezer (our freezer is permanently full, so creating space was kind of a struggle for me too).

After they’ve been able to properly freeze, you’ve got some incredibly adorable ice cubes and frozen pieces of fruit.

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Now, it’s finally time to really make our drink. First, grab your jars (this amount is enough for two and I got mine at HEMA) and equally divide the ice cubes amongst them.

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Then, cut your remaining lemon and your remaining lime in half (I saved one slice of each to put in the drink too, but you don’t have to do that) and squeeze them in the jars (one half for each jar).

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Now add the small slices of lemon and lime if you did the same as I did and some leaves of mint, if you like your drink minty. Then, add the soda water or Crystal Clear or whatever you thought would go best with these flavours.

And voila! You’re done! πŸ™‚

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I hope you enjoyed this blog post and that it helped you cool off in this hot, summer weather (it may be disgusting in the UK and the Netherlands, but I’m on holiday, so… yeah πŸ™‚ ), and if not I hope it at least entertained you for the time being.

All the love, x.

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