Sweet Thangs: National Lemonade Day Recipes
This may be a little known fact, but August 20 is National Lemonade Day and though that sounds like another moment of praise for Beyonce, it’s not. Well, not solely. I’m actually listening to Pray You Catch Me as I type. Anyway, I digress.
To celebrate the occasion, I joined my favorite set of talk show hosts, Rashan Ali, Trina Braxton, Quad Webb-Lunceford and guest host Egypt Sherrod on Sister Circle TV and decided to shake up a few recipes to ensure the world embraced the juicy, little sweet tart with the revelry it deserved.
Drink ingredients, minus measurements because that’s up to you, and video clip below! Enjoy!
Sweet & Low
Fresh Lemon Juice
Combine raw honey and spring water and boil until liquefied. Add to lemon juice to taste.
Flying Fish Ginger Tonic (available at hudsonreginald.com)
Combine lemonade and ginger tonic.
Add sparkling water.
Coat bottom of glass with angostura bitters. Add old-fashioned lemonade and two ounces of Hennessy VS cognac. Shake and pour into glass. Top with Prosecco.
Hennessy Mango Basil Lemonade
Shake all liquid except soda water, and strain into a Collins glass with fresh ice. Top with Soda water and garnish with a Basil leaf and a lemon wheel.