Monday, June 20, 2011

Fancy Water - a refreshing drink


Still hot.  A heat index of 111 degrees with the humidity.  So while staying in the air conditioning reading The Quarter-Acre Farm I was reminded of this refreshing easy to make drink:  I filled a pitcher with water, then went out to the garden and cut a handful of mint sprigs, lemon balm and lemon verbena, which I put in the pitcher along with a slice of ginger.  I mooshed the herbs a bit in the water with a wooden spoon and then chilled the whole mess in the fridge.  After an hour or so, pour over ice into a beautiful glass (through a strainer), garnish if desired with a fresh sprig of mint.  So refreshing.  Carrying a chilled glass of Fancy Water, I could thus venture out into the muggy oven of the outdoors and even sit in the shade a bit and watch the dragonflies on my little frog pond.

2 comments:

The Well-Seasoned Nest said...

Hi Diana - So glad you stopped by my blog so I could venture over to yours! Love the visual I got of your "little frog pond".

I'm a new follower and will be back to visit soon!

Stay cool!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Hello! Just stumbled upon your blog and - holy cow - you have my favorite Louisa May Alcott book on your family reading list. Everybody always chooses Little Women - but my favorite is Eight Cousins. Did you ever read the sequel? Can't remember the exact name - something like Rose in Bloom. Well now you've hooked me - this book and those purple pots with the blue tomato cages - and I'm going to be your newest follower. :)