I drove my family to UIUC to visit my little brother who just transferred to the university. Little brother included, three of my six brothers live in the area. I love my family dearly, so seeing them all is such a treat! Unfortunately, I just absolutely loathe driving and sitting still for so long. Pretty views of the sky and frequent breaks to stretch my legs got me through. (Though I was still a bit of a sour puss.)
I did, however, craft a delicious frozen treat inspired by a recipe in Chickpea Magazine. And, as I usually do, I found a way to blend it with alcohol and make something even better. For this easy peezy drink recipe that will impress all your friends, you'll need some Bud Light Lime-a-Rita. Which, no worries, I looked into it -- it's vegan. Thank you Barnivore. I hope this drink can make an appearance at some of the last summer nights you spend outdoors around a fire with friends or just a casual screening of Sherlock at a pal's house. Let me know what you think!
1 medium cucumber
2 c. strawberries
a generous amount of fresh mint
Bud Light Lime-a-Rita
1. Chop cucumbers and strawberries so they'll fit in your blending apparatus. Blend all ingredients.
2. Pour blended mixture into ice cube trays (should fill ~2 trays). Let solidify for 2-3 hours. Enjoy an ice cube plain!
I'm a sloppy lady.
3. Then combine one can of chilled lime-a-rita and two ice cubes in a glass. Let the fruity ice begin to melt, but drink before it's completely melted down so your drink evolves as you sip. Go from a margarita lime sweetness, to a thicker consistency with strawberry pulp, and finish with notes of mint and the fresh zing of a mojito.
4. Repeat step 3 (at least once)