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Monday, February 20, 2012

Lemon-Lime Daiquiri... Judy's Poolside Lemonade

Here's another one of Mama's recipes from my cookbook. It is also the subject of one of the stories in my short stories collection in the book 'Crazy People'...

Judy’s Poolside Lemonade
Mama used to make a big plastic gallon pitcher full of her poolside lemonade in the summertime. She would put it in the freezer and it would turn to slush. It was like a lemon-lime daiquiri, but slushy not icy. She’d get her raft and a big glass of ‘Lemonade’ and float for hours.
One hot summer afternoon, Deepy and Charlie were swimming. Mama was floating on her raft soaking up the sun. Her lemonade was over by the side of the pool. Everybody was enjoying the water and the lemonade. About that time Charlie said, “Hey, Uncle!” Mama looked up and Uncle was walking over to her glass. (Uncle never drank that we know of...and didn't approve of such things.) She paddled as hard as she could but he already took a gulp. He set it down and said, “Now, that’s the best lemonade I’ve ever tasted! Got any more?” Mama said, “Well, thank you! But Sorry! That was the last glass!”

The yellow pitcher in the freezer is Mama's Daiquiri Pitcher.

 Judy’s Poolside Lemonade

1 12oz can frozen Lemonade Concentrate
1 6oz can frozen Limeade Concentrate
36 oz 7-Up
1 fifth Bacardi Rum

Mix ingredients in gallon pitcher. Freeze until slushy (at least 24 hours).

To serve:   Stir with large metal spoon (mixture will freeze on top, but the center will be soft). Spoon into plastic glass. Serve with 'spoonstraws'.

Mama's Note: Uncle (Dargan) got to my glass (before I could) by the pool one afternoon…said it was the best lemonade he had ever had…I told him “last glass…sorry!”

1 comment:

  1. I love this and your stories....especially about your beautiful Mama. <3 ya!