When we lived in Minneapolis and the winter temps would drop below 0 degrees, the natives would then start to (mildly) complain. But to me, I was like, “Um…because when it was 5 degrees, that was warm to you?” At a certain point, cold is COLD. Same holds true here in Sacramento. Is 100 that much different than 105? Hot is HOT.
I actually don’t mind the heat (and maybe that’s because I lived in sub-zero weather for so long), but there’s no doubt I prefer 80’s to 100’s. I’d also prefer to have my own pool…
This past week we were well into the triple digits. 104…106…109…it does make me feel a bit lethargic. Also makes me not want to exercise, cook, or get dressed.
It does make me want to eat smoothies, popsicles, and ice cream. And peach lemonade.
Sparkling Peach Lemonade Cooler
Prep time: 5 minutes
• 1 (15 ounce) can peaches in syrup, drained*
• 1/2 cup lemonade
• 2 cups Sprite (or champagne for an adult beverage)
In a blender, puree the peaches and lemonade until smooth.
Place some ice in the bottom of 4 small glass tumblers. Pour 1/2 cup Sprite (or champagne) over the ice in each glass, topped with an even amount of the peach-lemonade puree. Serve and enjoy!
*Note: or you can use 2 fresh medium ripe peaches with sugar added, but it seemed like more work for the same payout.
(inspired by White on Rice Couple)