This is one of many free samples.
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The best way to inspire people to drink, is to involve them in the process of making drinks.
For instance, home-made lemonade and orangeade are both excellent thirst quenchers, delicious and without preservatives or additives.
Sweeten to taste with sugar or artificial sweeteners for diabetics.
Here are a few recipes:
- Cut oranges in halves and give to participants to juice (use a citrus squeezer or juicer).
- For every two cups of orange juice you will need one cup of water.
- Wash half an orange and cut the rind off as thinly as possible.
- Place all the above in a blender with a few ice cubes.
- Blend for a few minutes and strain.
- Add sugar to taste and a few drops of mint sauce.
6 cups of water
Half a tin of sweetened condensed milk
One cup of ice
- Wash limes well and cut off top and bottom (hard parts)
- Chop cut limes into 8 pieces (skins on!)
- Place limes, 3 cups of water and condensed milk in a blender.
- Blend for 30 seconds.
- Sieve and add the rest of the water.
- Adjust to taste add sugar if necessary.
- Serve over ice.
Sparkling Pineapple & Mint Drink
1 fresh pineapple, peeled and chopped
One small handful of fresh mint
A few teaspoons of sugar
1 liter bottle of sparkling water or plain water
Crushed ice, to serve
- Place pineapple, mint and sugar in a blender. Process until smooth.
- Pour into tall glasses, top with crushed ice.
- Add sparkling water (or plain water) to the top.
- Garnish with mint or pineapple slices.
1 cup sugar
- Juice lemons (For 2 litres you need 6 lemons or 1 cup of juice).
- Add 1 cup sugar and stir
- Add water to your taste; some like it tart and others prefer it sweet.
- Serve on ice.
NOTE: Make Pink Lemonade by adding cranberry juice.