I walked into our bedroom yesterday to find Eric going through the drawer of his nightstand. He had already dumped everything out and was starting to refill it with “keeper” items:
- a giant rusty screw
- a company directory for his old job
- a giant cord that he admittedly has no idea what its for
- broken watch
- a giant ziplock bag containing a catch-all dish (grape-bunch-shaped), a Mexican peso, and a decade-old cough drop.
- 10,000 pens
“Eric why do you need your old company directory, you don’t even work there anymore.” Fine, throw it out. “Seriously? That’s all it takes to persuade you? How about this giant rusty screw?” No I need that.
A few minutes of heckling later (“really, you need Star Wars playing cards accessible from your bedside?”), he finally bursts out, “Karen, I don’t think you understand the purpose of this drawer.”
So are these Cucumber Lime Punch photos giving you
guys flashbacks to just a couple weeks ago when I posted this Basil Lemonade? Who’s ready for summer, grilling, and tart drinks? This girl.
I was at a baby shower a few years ago and this Easy Cucumber Lime Punch was served. I think I drank about half of it single-handedly. Soooo good, with a perfectly light cucumber aftertaste. Plus, you can’t get much easier than this, only 4 ingredients:
You can make it a few hours ahead and refrigerate until ready to serve. I like it even better that way because the cucumber flavor has some time to come through. This is always a hit at parties!
Easy Cucumber Lime Punch
- 1 tray ice
- 2 liters DIET lemon-lime soda
- 12 ounces limeade, 1 can, frozen
- 1 cucumber, sliced thin
- fresh lime wedges , optional for garnish
- In a large pitcher or bowl, add as much ice as you want. (The more ice you add, the more watered down the drink will be as it melts, of course.)
- Add the soda and the frozen limeade.
- Add all of the sliced cucumbers and lime wedges (or reserve some to garnish individual glasses).
- Stir together until the limeade melts.
- If you serve it right away, the cucumber flavor will be light. I like to let it sit for an hour or two in the fridge because I like a stronger cucumber flavor. This drink is nice for parties because you can make it ahead and pull it out right when the party starts.
Some more fun drinks!
Basil Lemonade >> I wish I were drinking this pretty much every day.
the watermelon version: Watermelon Basil Lemonade
Brazilian Lemonade from The Recipe Critic
Peach Lemonade from Mom Endeavors
Strawberry Rhubarb Lemonade from Sober Julie
Meyer Lemonade Sweetened with Maple Syrup from Wistful Chef