First off.. Happy Saturday and Happy Valantines Day!
Once again, it is so F-ing cold out and I don't want to leave my house! And because of the cold we decided to forgoing the traditional V day hike(kinda sad) but instead are going to just hang at home and watch movies. (which is actually kind of nice because now I get to stay all frumpy and warm , hanging out in my baggy old sweats and oversized sweater (so sexy right?)
Anyways.. being all cozy usually entails something warm and yummy to drink. Neither of us are really big on hot chocolate, (plus we don't have the stuff to make it) and sure we could crack open the fancy bottle of wine we bought for dinner (4.99 Trader Joes Special!!!!) or we can save that and I can whip up something a little spicy sweet.
Warm winter lemonade!! We are both big on lemon in everything and I just bought a bunch of sweet meyers lemons, so I think it's meant to be.
Sweet, a little spicy, and warning….Perfect for a day of cuddling on the couch or for something to warm you after being outside. Great for anyone who wants a little something tasty that isn't chocolate or booze, even good for those that might be feeling a little under the weather. Kids and adults alike…. this winter lemonade works for it all.
So whip some up and stay warm!
And have a fantastic day!!!
Warm Winter Lemonade
- 1 Meyer lemon (can use regular lemon too)
- 3 cups water
- 2 tablespoon of honey (use sweetener of choice if vegan)
- A few sprinkles of cinnamon(optional but recommended!)
Slice lemon and place into a pot with water, cover, and bring to a boil. Once boiling, remove from heat and let sit for a minute or two. Transfer to a blender (or use a emulsifier) and blend until frothy. Place a tablespoon of the honey or whatever sweeter into each cup. (add more if you like) Strain lemon mixture in equal amounts into mugs. Stir and sprinkle with cinnamon.
If you don't want to use the blender method, you can juice 1 lemon, split into two mugs , add sweetener and top with hot water.. Don't forget the cinnamon!