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lemon-aid

A refreshing glass of lemonade cures just about any summer aliment. From heat, to travel stress, to kids at home from school, a couple sips into a nice cold glass of the sweet juice and you will be feeling happy and free. For a fun take on this idea, create your own first (lemon) aid kit for summer.

I filled a bright empty first aid bag found here with all the ingredients needed for my favorite fruit infused lemonade. It’s a whimsical hello to the season and a fun gift for hosts, teachers or neighbors this summer. Don’t forget to stash your own bag in the fridge for an urgent moment of summer need.

To make the fruit lemonade; first juice 3-4 lemons. Make the sugar syrup next by combining 1 cup of sugar with one cup of water and cooking on low (stir frequently) until combined, about five minutes. Mix with the lemon juice equally in a large pitcher. Add ice, blueberries, cut strawberries, blackberries, a squeeze of lime and 2 chopped sprigs of mint. Let sit together for about an hour before serving. Makes two large glasses.

13 Comments

  • Anna
    May 24, 2012 at 10:16 am

    Oh! Yum. I just planted some mint with the sole intent of putting it in my lemonade. That’s the taste of summer! Thanks for this recipe.

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  • LisaDay
    May 24, 2012 at 10:31 am

    beautiful as always.

    LisaDay

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  • Sarah
    May 24, 2012 at 11:17 am

    I love love LOVE this idea to give as a gift. Totally genius. I’m going to put it on my list of links I share on my blog tomorrow =)

    – Sarah
    agirlintransit.blogspot.com

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  • Lena
    May 24, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    How clever! I love this–and lemonade!

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  • Kristin
    May 24, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    That is one of the most adorable gifts I’ve ever seen!

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  • McKenzie
    May 25, 2012 at 12:17 am

    What cute instructions! Lemonade, and lemon water are such refreshing summer drinks!

    http://currentlylovingblog.blogspot.com/

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  • Freya
    May 25, 2012 at 5:52 am

    I love your photos! And yes, I only have lemonade in the summer and I think I shall make some once I get to work this evening :)

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  • Lisa
    May 26, 2012 at 9:08 am

    Your styling is just the best! I am definitely going to make this over the weekend :)

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  • candleashes
    May 26, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    that sounds so refreshing! can’t wait for the nyc rain to go away (it’s been raining daily for almost a week now), so i can have some summer fun

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  • McKenna
    May 31, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    As always, your photos are simply lovely and happen to be making me crave some fresh squeezed lemonade (shame on you!). Where, may I ask, is that jug with the blue lid from? It looks so perfect for traveling along with a picnic, I have been searching for something of the like.

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    • Victoria
      May 31, 2012 at 11:22 pm

      McKenna, Thanks! The pitcher is from Target, part of their summer outdoor line. It was affordable and is plastic – basically a total win for me:)

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  • Liz
    June 1, 2012 at 8:32 am

    Yumm! This looks refreshing.

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