More Sunset summer refreshment

With all this boiling weather — which is blissfully, finally, dying down — I’m keeping this list of drinks, from Sunset Magazine, close by:

3 thoughts on “More Sunset summer refreshment”

  1. Great summer choices my friend! I’ve become quite a fan of Sunset over the past several months. Now if I could just learn how to cook – darn Californian blood in me I guess 😉

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  2. This is our favorite lemonade recipe. It’s the one that Kyra’s been making a fortune with at her lemonade stand. I think you might like it.
    Roasted Lemonade
    12 lemons, softened by rolling, or placed in a microwave for 30 seconds, halved
    2 cups sugar
    1/2 vanilla bean, scraped
    Water, to cover the lemons
    4 to 6 cups water
    1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
    Sugar, to taste
    Ice
    Mint leaves, for garnish
    Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
    Place the lemons, sugar, vanilla bean scrapings and water in a roasting pan and stir. Place roasting pan in the oven and roast, stirring occasionally for about 30 minutes, until the edges of the lemons begin to caramelize. Remove the roasting pan from the oven and cool to room temperature. Place a strainer over the bowl of a food processor and squeeze the juice from the lemons. Strain the liquid from the roasting pan into the processor bowl. De-seed and roughly chop 2 lemon halves and place in the food processor. Process the lemon juice and lemon pieces until smooth. Strain the contents of the food processor into a large pitcher, add 4 to 6 cups water, lemon juice, sugar to taste and ice, stir well. Pour into ice-filled glasses and garnish with mint leaves.

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  3. Carla – Are you going to get a recipe book published, or what? You do realize I’d be first on the list, right?
    Roasted lemonade. Damn. Only you. but damn… that sounds really, really good… oh, and here we are with some mint left from our CSA…
    Matt – You haven’t learned to cook yet? What? I swear. I can’t wait for me and Jodie to get our room finished – then I demand that you fly your ass out here and we’ll get the grill and some grub lessons going.

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