Is it hot enough for you? (Insert annoying laugh track.)
Actually, today has been in the 70s after a week of nearly 100. I kind of loved it during the hot days, though, knowing that it wouldn't last too long here "up north." (I know what's waiting for me in just a few short months!)
It was FINALLY Official Pool Weather to this Florida native, but I am glad that we're not set on Scorch any longer.
Other parts of the country, however, are definitely still at that level. Since that is the case, I thought I'd look through my old magazines to see how those folks cooled off in pre-air conditioning times. I found some recipes for "Coolers" in my July, 1946 issue of Woman's Day. We still have some hot days in our future before the leaves begin to turn, so I plan on trying a couple of these recipes. Each recipe makes one serving.
Minted Pink Pineapple Crush
1/4 cup crushed pineapple, fresh or canned
1/2 cup loganberry juice
1-2 tablespoons finely chopped mint
Plain or sparkling water
Mix pineapple, loganberry juice, and chopped mint. Serve over cracked ice in glass, adding plain or sparkling water to fill glass.
Cool Buttermilk Fizz
1/2 cup buttermilk
Pour buttermilk over cracked ice in glass. Fill remainder of glass with sparkling water. Stir well and serve.
Ginger Iced Tea (3 servings)
2 cups chilled tea
1 cup gingerale
Add gingerale just before serving.