Friday, June 22, 2012

Sparkling Strawberry-Mint Limeade


Today is the Relay for Life and I am so pumped.  Life's a Beach my, team, has raised $2,535, and there are still several people who have checks to turn out tonight!  We will break $3,000 I'm sure.  I will be relaying tonight in honor of Kelly Hunt,  Eat Yourself Skinny, newly diagnosed with malignant Melanoma, the same thing that I had.  Her melanoma was caught early, as was mine. She' a a trooper I have been cancer free for 16 yrs.  Early detection and prevention are key.  Be sun smart, wear SPF 30 sunscreen,  If you have moles check them periodically to see if they have changed in color, size, shape, or depth. Precautions like this could save your life.  Click here for more info.
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I saw this wonderful cocktail recipe for  Sparkling Strawberry -Mint Limeade on Eat Yourself Skinny.  I made this for my Bunco Salad Supper, and the girls loved it.  Who wouldn't love pureed  strawberries, lime, mint, and sparkling wine or champagne, in a cute little mason jar with straws.  I loved this drink and I still have leftover strawberry puree to sip on all week. I doubled Kelly's recipe and used white wine and sparkling water in place of the champagne. It is so good,  I served mine in a punch bowl, or you could use a pitcher for smaller groups.

We had a strawberry disaster as we were making the pureed strawberries.  I had bought the 4 lb. box of Strawberries from Costco, wondering how I would use all of the strawberries.  Scott was home on Monday, so he was helping me get ready for Bunco that night.  Well, he put  about 6 cups of the cleaned strawberries in the food processor, all at once, not thinking.  He ran the food processor, and then tried to lift the container off the base, and know you know what happened next. Yup, we  had six cups of strawberry puree running all over the counter, down the cabinet, and on the floor.  What a mess! After we got the mess cleaned up, we started all over  again with the strawberries.  You won't make this mistake, will you?  If you make this cocktail, you will enjoy it and love the sweet strawberries, with the mint, the tart lime flavor, and the sparkling flavor from the sparkling wine or champagne. Enjoy! Have a great weekend!

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10 comments:

  1. You are so incredibly sweet, thank you so much!!! :)

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    1. I love strawberries with most anything, but mint, strawberries,and lime are a great combination.

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    1. Thanks Claudia! You should try this !

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  4. What an important and wonderful cause. I'm excited to hear how this goes. And this limeade looks just perfect. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Monet,
      Life's a Beach raised $3,470!!! The Relay went very well. If you love strawberries, you will love will love the limeade!

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  5. Oh, no...I didn't know about Kelly's diagnosis. I'll keep her in my prayers. I'm loving this limeade (but feel awful about the sticky situation while you were pureeing them :)). Perfect for our sultry weather~

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    1. LizzyI'm keeping Kelly in my prayers, too. The limeade is very good, but no use crying over spilled strawberries.

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