The dog days of summer have arrived. The time of year I find myself making a lot of cool drinks. Pink Grapefruit Margaritas, Iced Coffee and teas and mojitos! I’m sharing another favorite, Brazilian Lemonade!
Brazilian Lemonade Low Sugar Recipe
A couple of years ago while visiting my sister in Utah, we were driving around looking at homes……just for fun. It was hot, like 99 degrees hot, so when we saw a children’s lemonade stand, we stopped. The sign read….Brazilian Lemonade! We had no idea what Brazilian Lemonade was and figured it was just the marketing tactic 5 year olds were now using. We couldn’t pass it up, the kids were cute and we were thirsty……even if it was probably going to be lemonade from a powdered mix. (what do you expect for .25 cents?)
We gladly paid them extra (cuz that’s what you do), hoped they hadn’t stirred with their fingers and went on our way…….OH MY GOODNESS! That was the BEST Lemonade I had ever had. We tried figuring out the ingredients as we happily sipped away, never once even coming close.
Once back to my sisters home, I googled to see if there was such a drink……….Brazilian Lemonade. And sure enough, there was. Where had I been?
I don’t make it often because of the sugar content, but I finally had another AHA! moment and thought I’d make it with Truvia or their Truvia Sugar blend. Now if someone would make low sugar sweetened condensed milk, I’d be in heaven.
This drink is refreshing, delicious and packs a little pucker power. Surprisingly, there are NO lemons in the recipe. Nope…….not a one. But limes? Oh yes, plenty.
It’s not the kind of recipe you can make up a batch and sip on it all day……..if that’s how you want to drink it, then you’ll need to add the sweetened condensed milk right before drinking. Otherwise it just doesn’t taste right.
Still thirsty? Make up a pitcher of these:
What’s your favorite “dog days of summer” drink?