We’ve been spending a lot of time outside lately. Swimming in and lounging by the pool. Fortunately, we’ve got dozens of big oak trees that provide great shade, so even though it may be nearing (or even over) 100 degrees, we’re comforted by the cool water and the tall oak trees. And the dogs splashing us as well.
When we lived in Mexico, we sipped on many limonadas and naranjadas during the wretched summer months, but there was always a pool nearby, the ocean, the ocean breeze and the rains that quickly cooled us off. Other than agua de jamaica or other flavored fruit water, these were our favorite non-alcoholic drinks of choice.
David recently got creative and made a limonada-naranjada. This is a combination of lime juice, orange juice, a pinch of non-caloric sweetener and sparkling water. It’s a tasty treat that both refreshes and wistfully reminds us of our years spent living in Mexico. Just without all the headaches.
Now that Mexico is no longer on our list of travel hot spots, this bebida at least makes us feel like we’re in Mexico.
- 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lime juice 1 tablespoon for each glass
- 1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice 1/4 cup per glass
- Sparkling water we use Topo Chico
- Stevia drops to taste
- 1/2 lime a quarter for each glass, garnish
In two tall glasses or glasses of your choice, add the lime juice and the orange juice and stir to combine.
Fill the glass with ice and then pour the sparkling water just below the top of the glass. Add Stevia drops to taste and stir again.
Squeeze a quarter of lime in each glass, drop it in the glass, stir well and serve.