It’s been awhile. Yesterday was my last day of school, so now my schedule will be very freed up and mostly dedicated to blog-posting! I am going to miss being in school over the summer. It was like my safe-haven where I could put my creativity and passion for education all into my work. I’m going to miss all of my friends and our weird yet comforting humor. I’m really going to miss all my teachers. English was absolutely my FAVORITE class. It was really the only class I went into wearing a smile on my face every single day. It was the class that encouraged me to start The Legally Brunette Blog, where I met some of my closest friends, and it was the only class where I felt safe and accepted to share every side to me, even the sides of myself that I’m still discovering. It’s only been a few hours since the end of the year, but I already miss it! This summer, I will be doing a lot of traveling, exploring, and most importantly, writing!
So far summer has kicked off with a problem that I needed to solve (as most summers do). Here’s the backstory: My family has been visiting for the past few days all the way from the Caribbean! Living in a cold, bitter climate in the winter, and scorching heat waves in the summer makes my diet much more varied. I noticed, sitting on the drinks/snacks table was a drink that included water and fresh fruit. Let me just say, the taste of sweet citrus mixed with the tartness of lip-pursing lemons do not provide a cool summer refresher. I just couldn’t stand seeing my family members do the classic: give a fake-enough smile covering up your thoughts on the abysmal flavor sprawling down your throat. So I decided to take action, and create a new twist on regular summer lemonade with my cousin/fellow protester. I hope you enjoy this new Tumblr-esque, Insta-worthy Not Your Average Lemonade!
Okay… before you get intimidated by this, take a deep breath. To be honest with you, I kinda-maybe-sorta-completely made this up as I went along. I first filled the jar about halfway with tap water (you can fill it up to however high you want, you’ll just need to use more ingredients). I then poured in Country Time Lemonade Powder. To get the perfect balance of lemonade to water took lots of trial and error. LOTS of trial and error, but we finally found a very happy medium. I also added some sugar (between 1/2 to 1 cup) to the drink which gave it a lot of sweetness. If it gets to be too sweet, feel free to balance it out with lemon juice. Once you get it juuuuuust right, the rest is easy. I sliced up some of my favorite summer fruits which include watermelon, plums, oranges, lemons, kiwis, etc., and plopped them in! See, I told you it was easy! Before I put them in, I squeezed some of their juice in the drink. If you don’t want to squeeze it out, no worries! As you mix the fruit in the drink, the fruit juice naturally drains and mixes itself throughout the drink. The plums I put in my drink gave it a beautiful coral color. All the juices mixed in with the lemonade taste deeeeelicious!! Also, if you’re looking for a little extra moula this summer, this is great for changing up the playing field. Watch out second graders! Not Your Average Lemonade is comin’ to town! All right everyone, that is it for this post, and I hope you enjoy this DELICIOUS summer treat!
What’s To Come: This summer with The Legally Brunette will be jam packed with adventure, beauty, and a whole lotta bad puns! I will be traveling to Europe this summer, so that will come with loads of travel tips, outfit ideas, and many, many pictures. I will be doing beauty favorites, books that I’m reading, DIY’s, and so much more! Thank you so much for your comments, likes, and views. Have a great summer, and I will be seeing you very shortly!
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