August 1, 2011

tonic and lime

I'm not an avid supporter of pop. Occasionally I'll grab a coke if I'm in need of something cold, but I'm more content with lemonade or iced tea. Perhaps that's the reason I love our new drink staple — it quenches my longing for something chilled while still slaking my desire for a fresh, fruity beverage. My mom introduced this drink to us after her trip to Hilton Head. The tangy and slightly bitter taste is doubly refreshing on a humid day, and the sugary undertone will satisfy any sweet tooth.
tonic and lime
Our drink was bereft of blueberries due to some fruit lovers in the house, but you can substitute peaches or any other berries to create variations on the beverage. Two tablespoons of sugar adds a sweet accent to the drink, but for those who want a more bitter taste, one is perfectly acceptable. On the flipside, use three tablespoons if you're craving something especially saccharine.
tonic and lime
Ingredients
Four to Five Strawberries
A Handful of Blueberries
One Lemon
One Lime
One to Two Tablespoons sugar (or more for those with an especially sweet sweet tooth)
Schweppes Tonic Water
tonic and lime
tonic and lime
Directions
Chop the strawberries and any other fruit or berries that you may have. Pour the sugar into a bowl and dump the fruit in the container. Thoroughly stir the fruit into the sugar until the mixture reaches a syrupy consistency.
tonic and lime
Pour two and a half cups of Tonic Water into a protein shaker. Cut the ends off of the limes and lemons, then quarter them and squeeze the juices into the tonic water. After squeezing, put the citruses into the water as well. Take the berry mixture and pour it into the water. Put the lid on and shake it until the water is pink (if using strawberries) and foamy.
tonic and lime
Put several ice cubes in a glass, pour the tonic and lime drink, and enjoy.

ps. like the new design? I've been itching for a redesign for a bit now and have been planning it for several weeks. Make sure to check out the updated about me and faq page!

34 comments :

  1. Absolutely love the new design! Gorgeous job, girl!

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  2. This new design is so pretty! And so are the pictures {of course!} :)

    Emily

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  3. that looks amazing! whew. you guys make some good food/drinks/desserts at your house. you should bring me something when we get together. haha just kidding of course. :] I LOVE the new design--I think I might try to get something a lot like it, and of course give credit to you, Hannah! :]

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  4. The new design is so clean and refreshing! I just recently did my blog to be cleaner as well, and am still working on it. Your's looks lovely!

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  5. That looks so good! Yummy summer drink!! Thanks for sharing!

    In our sea of love

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  6. This post is beautiful! I've been loving your food photography lately! ;) Of course I love your design. It seems like the header in the sidebar look is popular right now. I just don't know how to do it! haha! :)

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  7. looks delicious and really love the mason jars! need to get myself some of those :)

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  8. Looks yummy!! I LOVE your new design!! Great job Hannah!!

    {Abi}

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  9. That sounds so tasty! I am going to have to try that soon!

    The new design is beautiful! I love it so very much! <3

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  10. these photos made my food photography loving heart so happy. so gorgeous! and I'm in love with your new design -- so pretty!

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  11. oh yes, i LOVE <3 the new design friend!! so totally you. :)

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  12. Mmm... I have to admit, I love pop. But I know it's not good for me, so it's nice to have other refreshing beverage choices (plus, this looks better than pop. Way better :))! And I LOVE the new design! :)

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  13. I really like the new design, it gives me a warm feeling and that drink looks so good right about now!!

    Oh Jazmyn

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  14. gasp!!! it looks amazing. here you go and change everything up and make me want to change mine up again. ; ) because you're my blog design idol and i want to be just like you.

    i love tonic anything!

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  15. The new design is beautiful! I love the colors.

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  16. that looks delicious!! Love the new design =)

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  17. that looks delicious! i think i'll try it sometime soon. beautiful photos, too!

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  18. Ah, the drink looks heavenly! I also prefer lemonades/fruity drinks instead of coke and what-not. I will have the try the recipe you have here!

    About the design - love it! It is a very simple yet beautiful design.

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  19. This is awesome!

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  20. OMW, I can't believe i have never followed you before! i follow you now! ♥
    Beautiful pictures hannah!

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  21. hey chica! I simply adore your new design. it is lovely! great work, as usual! and I'll be trying this recipe out sometime. have a great week:)

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  22. I love the new design!! I've been wanting to re-design mine too. It's just getting old, I need to freshen it up.

    I love how creative your design is!

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  23. The recipe sounds yummy. I will have to try it soon. And the new blog design is so simple and so lovely!

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  24. Ooh! How yummy and oh, the pictures are beautiful {as usual :)}.

    You are such an inspiration, Hannah! Oh, and LOVE the new blog look...so fresh and clean.

    Blessings,
    Grace
    gracesgardenwalk.blogspot.com

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  25. absolutely stunning pictures!!

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  26. Wow, your blog is beautiful. I am smitten with your words and pictures. So glad to have found you today!


    Notes She Wrote

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  27. what a lovely blog you have.

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  28. *drool* That looks completly, utterly, and entirely scrumptious. I'll have to come back here for the receipe and make it.
    Much love!

    Acacia

    P.S. The new design? -- you needn't mention it, because we all would have mentioed it anyway... yes, it's absolutely lovely. I seriously want you to design my blog. Favorite blog designer, hands down. :0)

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  29. Mmm this looks delicious! a perfect summer treat!!

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  30. I'll have to try this...simple, good recipes are the BEST. :D Love the pictures, and the general summery-ness about the whole post!

    Oh, and the design? It's splendid! I really, really like the layout and colors.

    ~M

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  31. I absoloutely adore the new design! It's so refreshing and simple and lovely!

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  32. This looks so yummy and refreshing! Thanks for sharing, I can't wait to try it

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  33. I LOVE TONIC WATER!!!!!! I AM GONNA TRY TO DO THIS!!!!!

    Please visit/follow my blog-

    littledovehappyflower.blogspot.com

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