I’m still trying to get the hang of WordPress and I accidentally published before I was ready so to those awesome 3 people (Jay, my dad, and Karen haha) sorry you got a half finished email!
I worked as a bartender a couple nights ago at a wedding (which I had never done before, but I had SO MUCH FUN… maybe because it was an open bar so I could make people’s drink as strong as I wanted but who knows). Well, at the end of the night there was a ton of lemons, limes, and cranberry juice left over and was told I could take them home. I had never attempted to make lemonade before so I thought, “LET’S DO THIS!” I went on the ol’ Pinterest and found me a fun recipe!
You can find the original recipe at The Cooking Bride
I gathered up my ingredients oh so fancily
I didn’t know at all what it meant when one of the ingredients was “4 lemon peel segments” so I looked through the comments and she said she used a vegetable peeler and peeled a few slices. You want to make sure they are really thin because the white part is bitter.
So look at my lemon peel segments… LOOK AT THEM!!
I put them in a small saucepan with 1/2 a cup of sugar and 1/2 cup of water and let it simmer while I prepared everything else… which is why I think it turned out waaaaay too tart, but I fixed that problem by adding another 1/2 a cup of sugar to the mix at the end!
I got this CuisineArt Citrus Juicer as a wedding gift and let me tell you it is a definite game changer. You can choose how much pulp you want and there’s a turbo speed once you’re done juicing everything so you can get EVEN MORE JUICE! Those lemons didn’t stand a chance!
Once everything is combine, stick in the fridge next to your whiskey and let it get nice and cold
Pour it into some glasses, add some ice and a piece of lemon to make it look fancy and quench that thirst!
Moving on to my featured charity… Sevenly!
The people behind Sevenly wanted to gear this generation towards generosity. Their moto is “people matter” and they want to make the world a better place. How do they do it, you ask? They create a week long cause campaign and they give $7 or 7% of that purchase to that charity. This week their current charity is “Show Hope” which helps parents cover the costs of adoption since there are so many children waiting to be adopted because the price can vary from $25,000 to $45,000!
They have super cute designs as well. I love, love, love this shirt (see what I did there?).