End of Summer Drink Recipe | Watermelon Limonade

I believe that if life gives you lemons you should make lemonade... And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party. - Ron White

My favorite drink in the world (non alcoholic) is lemonade. I can seriously drink an entire bottle of the stuff and not have had enough. I have tried making my own lemonade on several occasions and it never came out quite right until I discovered simple syrup. It's better than sliced bread and so simple to make! So without any further adieu (I hate it when people say that) here is the recipe.

Watermelon Limonade

Watermelon Limonade

 

Watermelon Limonade

Ingredients

Simple Syrup

1 Cup of Water

1 Cup of Sugar

1 Sprig of Rosemary (optional)

Combine the water and sugar in a small sauce pan. Place sprig of rosemary in the sauce pan and heat over stove until all of the sugar is dissolved. Allow to cool. Strain out/ remove rosemary sprig.

Yummy Summer Goodness

Yummy Summer Goodness

Limonade

1 Small Water Melon

Juice of 2 Lemons

Juice of 4 Limes

4 Cups of Water

 1/2 Cup Simple Syrup

Scoop out your small watermelon and place the watermelon in a blender. Blend until smooth and mostly liquid. Use a small strainer to strain the watermelon juice into a medium sized pitcher. Add the lemon and lime juice as well as the 4 cups of water and one half cup of the simple syrup.

Allow to chill for several hours. When you are ready to serve your Watermelon Limonade, stir well as the ingredients may have naturally settled. Voila! you now have a cool and refreshing summer drink. It's so delicious and you always have the option to add your favorite liquor.


Until next time!


Joelle



Boozy Brunch Review.... Revelry Rochester, NY

If you're having trouble scoring a reservation for the hottest new restaurant, try checking out their brunch...

The Revelry is a wonderful mix of Southern Charm and beautiful design.

The Revelry is a wonderful mix of Southern Charm and beautiful design.

I have been trying to catch a reservation at the Revelry for what seems like months. Unfortunately my impulsive nature and the spot's growing popularity worked hand in hand at keeping my tastebuds at bay. Imagine my delight when I stopped by with the boy after Church and was able to snag a seat for a delicious Sunday brunch.

To start off, we ordered after church cocktails (because that's what everyone does after spending time with The Lord right?). I quenched my thirst with the Violet Margarita which certainly lived up to it's name in color.

Beautifully crafted drinks.

Beautifully crafted drinks.

The Margarita was more bitter than one that you would receive at a chain restaurant that was made using a mix but it was more that delicious and there was a sweet surprise at the end of the drink.

Before ordering, we had a nice conversation with the restaurant manager who told us all about the spot and the inspirations behind the restaurant and food. He had on the most appropriately hip + Southern outfit I believe I've ever seen. Customer service for The Revelry definitely gets an A Plus as the manager and our waitress were attentive and friendly throughout the whole visit.

Food is fashion...

Food is fashion...

I ordered The Eggs Benedict, a breakfast classic with a southern twist: fired green tomato underneath a fabulous crab cake and topped with a perfectly poached egg. This meal was proof that Southern + comfort food can be refined as well as delicious.

We left The Revelry mildly tipsy and completely satisfied. It is definitely a boozy brunch that I recommend and we will be returning.

 

Until next time...

 

Kisses,

 

Joelle