Strawberry Limeade – Cocktail Style

I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July holiday.

Our day was pretty low key as we both had to work today. That said, we still managed to squeeze in some 4th of July tradition…

Brats on the grill. Grandma’s potato salad (otherwise known as the only potato salad worth eating – I’ll post a recipe another time). Cocktails.

And we gave it our best effort to catch some fireworks…but that didn’t quite pan out how we had hoped.

At essentially the last minute, just days before the holiday, the fireworks ban was lifted for the larger firework displays here in town. Since work was calling us on Friday morning, we decided not to venture down with the masses (and fight the traffic home) to watch the show. Thinking maybe we could see the show from our house we stayed put.

Lesson learned: no firework watching for us. If there wasn’t a large tree blocking our view we could have seen one display. And, perhaps, if it hadn’t been so cloudy we could have seen another. In the end, we saw nothing, which is kind of a bummer for a 4th of July holiday.

Oh well.

The holiday allowed for a paid day off of work (yay), opportunity for me to jazz up some Mike’s Hard Limeaid AND play with a wedding gift.

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Isn’t this pitcher with stirring rod just awesome? I love it. It’s not only adorable but it’s the perfect size!

So…back to the cocktail. I’m not the biggest fan of Mikes Hard Lemonade or Limeade, but there was quite a bit left over from the wedding and it needs to be consumed one way or another.

I got to thinking…I really enjoy the Strawberry Limeade drinks from Sonic. Could I jazz up some Mike’s to resemble this refreshing drink?

Well…I did! And it was super simple.

Here’s what you do:
blend up 1’ish cup of fresh strawberries and pour into a pitcher  add 2 bottles Mike’s
squeeze in the juice from 1 lime
stir and serve over ice

How was your 4th? Any wonderful stories, or recipes you’d like to share with us?

Hope you have a fabulous weekend and I’ll catch up with y’all next week!
H

 

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