My family and I just got back from a two week tour de Oregon visiting family and friends and I don’t think it ever got below 90 degrees. We had a wonderful trip and created so many memories from driving through Wild Life Safari to eating bacon maple Voodoo Donuts to fireworks and stargazing. It was non stop awesomeness and nature, but it feels so good to be back to the bustling city where it’s somehow calming and peaceful and a bit cooler. I still feel hot from the heat wave and want to continue in my decompression so we’ve taken to creating fun fruit and herb flavored cubes to place in our drinks while we lazily sit in the grass and reminisce about our adventure. Today we combined raspberry, lime and mint to go with our sparking water. Tart and refreshing and a big hit with the kids.
Raspberry + Mint + Lime Cubes
1 pack fresh raspberries smashed and juiced (we used our hands for fun and a fork!) to create 3/4 to 1 cup
6-8 fresh mint leaves
1 tablespoon sugar
In a liquid measuring cup with a spout place your raspberries and mash, add sugar. Add the juice of one lime, save the peel. Chop mint leaves and add. Slice the peel of the lime and toss into the mixture and stir well. Taste and if it’s too tart, add a little more sugar. You want the cubes to be strong in tartness and flavor because they will be diluted in sparkling water. Place into ice cube trays, these are my favorite, and freeze for 5 hours or overnight. Add as many cubes as you want and cover with sparkling water or do what Sylvie did and cover with sparkling lemonade. Now sit back and relax and enjoy the summer.