A balmy, hot day calls for a cool, tangy hibiscus lemonade. In winter, it’s just not the same. Today was the most perfect day to lounge, soak in the sun and enjoy one of these. Summer days seem to pass by with a whisper. If you have to work all day in a sunshine deprived office where the air conditioning is too strong, glued to your desk in a sweater in June…when you get home sit outside with a hibiscus lemonade. There are few pleasures like the discrepancy of temperature between a warm day and a cool flavorful drink.
Some days I just want to drink up the sunshine. Today was one of those days when the moisture of the air actually felt like it was touching the skin, the sun warmed the back yard and a neighbor stopped by. The dogs barked at the birds as I lingered on my patio with my lemonade. I swear there is something more thirst quenching in lemonade than pure water. The tang-iness hits the back of the throat and it’s just so satisfying…ahh. My peace was almost undisturbed until Ciel, my little Miniature Pinscher, got over excited and leaped onto my lap, spilling half my drink all over my pants, shirt and patio furniture. At least now I smell like hibiscus lemonade, not all too bad except that I’m sticky. Next time I’ll use stevia.