Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Sea Foam Juice

Lime Cooler
Hot-Day Drinks
Better Homes and Gardens
July 1950

This recipe doesn't have the usual colorful image to go with it but it's so quintessentially 50s I just had to try it.

At what other time would a home cook think it necessary to add green food coloring to a simple lime drink?

Why is it easier to grate lime zest than it is to do lemon?

Not the neon green I was expecting, more like sea foam.

Ultimately, I found this drink to be a little too sweet for my taste. That could be fixed by reducing the amount of sugar to water but in the end it ended up tasting a lot like Sprite--except pastel green. Spiking it with Vodka and stirring in some ice might also improve it.

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