Refreshing summer drinks

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Is it just me, or does this summer just seem to be getting hotter and hotter? It’s the kind of weather that sees me sleeping with the fan on, throwing open all the doors as soon as I get home each day to cool it down and wishing we had a pool in the garden (alas, our paddling pool will have to do).

While there are parts of summer that can be a struggle, there’s not really too much to complain about – who doesn’t love endless blue skies, cloudless days and beautifully warm weather? The trick is finding quick and easy ways to cool down when that summer heat is about to become a little too much.

That’s where these delicious recipes for strawberry, lemon & basil infused water and sparkling raspberry lemonade come in – they’re quick to make, delightfully refreshing and absolutely delicious!

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Pink Lemonade Cupcakes

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When we headed to America at the start of last year I had a list of foods and drinks I was really excited to try – think soft pretzels, crack pie and anything peanut butter. But I didn’t expect to come across what would become one of my absolute favourite drinks in the world – pink lemonade.

While I’d always read about it in books, seen it in movies and occasionally spotted a can in-store I’d never actually tried it. Sure, I love pink, but I just imagined pink lemonade to be coloured sprite. So. Wrong.

After realising how much I loved pink lemonade early on in the trip I spent the next couple of weeks drinking as much Minute Maid pink lemonade as I could lay my hands on. Then at Easter this year our good friends gave Kevin and I an amazing gift – a great big tub of pink lemonade powder…YUM!

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