Ginger Lemonade

I like most varieties of lemonade; the more creative the better. But I have to say, this is possibly one of my favorite versions. It is not too sweet, and the ginger gives it a bit of an edge which I really liked. We just drank this as is, but it would have made a great popsicle or cocktail if you mixed it with a liquor of your choice.

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Strawberry Basil Sangria

Much to my dismay, summer is rapidly coming to an end. Technically, you could continue drinking sangria into the fall. But for me, there is something so summery and refreshing about it, that I find myself trying to find as many excuses as possible to have sangria before the outdoor dinner parties and BBQs come to an end. I made this for the first time on the 4th of July, and it was so good, I made it again two days later when friends came over to hang at the pool. The unique mix of sweetness and basil keeps it light and refreshing. I recommend making this the day before (doing everything except for adding the club soda), to help strengthen the flavor.

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