Is it hot in your neck of the woods?
We’re up here in the mountains of Southern California and let me tell you. It. Is. Hot. I pretty much always have one of my favorite Mason jars filled with ice water at my side all of the time, but sometimes, it’s nice to have something refreshing and flavorful that’s perfect for beating the summer heat. And… even though it’s called “moonshine”, rest assured, this recipe is alcohol free. :]
I’ve been making this for the family once or twice a week and they love it. So much so that now even my husband will throw together a batch. Anything that has my husband in the kitchen, stirring up something cold for the family is alright by me! If you’re like us, you may just want something that you can drink any time of the day that’s a bit more fun than water and more healthy than popping a can of soda. I fiddled around with a few different ingredients wanting this to both have a unique taste—with a wee bit of punch to it—but also be super simple to throw together.
Sweet Pea “Moonshine”
-Fill a 1 quart Mason jar 1/2 full of ice
-Add equal parts sparkling water and sweetened grapefruit juice
(I use Pelegrino and store-bought Ruby Red juice)
-1 small splash of vanilla 1/2 tsp – 1 tsp
(while I use either kind, Trader Joe’s has non-alcoholic vanilla that is glycerin-based and syrupy. It’s really nice in this drink.)
Put your feet up and enjoy!
Try to stay cool Joanne! Your Sweet Pea “Moonshine” looks refreshing and seems easy enough to make. Thank you for sharing it with us. Happy 4th of July to you.
Will do, Donna and you too! 🙂 I hope you have a wonderful 4th of July as well!
YUM!!! I just added the ingredients to my grocery list. Sounds fabulous!
I’m so glad! I hope you like it! 🙂
This is such a unique drink. Does it have an interesting origin? It will be fun to try for sure!
Thanks, Linda! It was just something I came up with one day. The combination of juice and sparkling water is one of my favorites and I wanted it to have a little something special and that’s where the vanilla came in. It gave it a little more of a unique taste 🙂 I hope you enjoy it!
Hi Joanne! Thanks for sharing this summer drink. Here in Northern Texas, we’re experiencing a cool front this week. It’s only 90 degrees instead of over 100. 🙂 There’s a nice little breeze to it, too, which is nice. I’m loving it while it lasts. Here in Texas, it won’t last long!
Hi Andrea! I am so glad you are getting some relief from that heat where you are at. My dad was from TX, and I always remember hearing how hot it can get there. That breeze sounds heavenly. Glad you are enjoying it!
Thanks, Joanne! Happy 4th of July!
YUM!! That looks really good, and I bet it has a nice kick. Thanks, Joanne.
It does have a nice little kick. It probably doesn’t get too hot where you are, does it? I will have to remember to make a super dooper hot chocolate recipe this winter for you 😉
Mmm, hot chocolate!
Oh it gets hot here, you’re going to be shocked when I tell you the forecast for Thursday…90-105F!!!
oh, that is hot!! I was thinking Canada stayed in the 80’s during the summer. Aiming my fan at you… 😉
Pinning this and sharing on FB. What a fun drink and of course, Mason jars are the best drinking glass around. 🙂
Thanks so much, Melissa! I was looking at my food board this morning and it had some of your beautiful pins and recipes that look so yummy! And YES… Mason jars make the best drinking glasses. I’m about to take all our cups to the thrift store. The jars are crowding them out 😉
Sounds yummy and refreshing.
Wish you had some of our rain. I think it has rained a little bit everyday for 2 weeks and the rest of the week is the same.
I wish we did too. I think we love rain so much here because it never rains and you probably crave those patches of sunshine when they come. Hoping clear skies are on the horizon for you 🙂