Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Cherry Limeade the Radioactive Way

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Ingredients
1 ½ cups granulated sugar
1 ½ cups water
Small pinch of salt
1 ½ cups fresh squeezed lime juice
1/3 cup maraschino cherries, not the juice
2 TBS grenadine
3 to 5 cups cold water (Depending on how strong you like your limeade)
Maraschino cherries & lime slices for garnish

In a sauce pan bring sugar, 1 ½ cups of water, and a pinch of salt to a boil. Boil until the sugar is melted and the liquid is clear; about 3 to 5 minutes. Set aside and cool slightly.

Place all the ingredients together in a half gallon pitcher and stir to combine. Chill and serve with garnishes.

Don’t forget to read the very small fine print! Radioactive Cherry Limeade photograph was taken by a goofy photographer playing with light, shadows, and Photoshop. Your batch may end up looking like normal cherry limeade, unless have a little radioactive iodine on hand to mix in.

Recipe, picture, and impossibly silly write-up by Laura Flowers.



30 comments:

Swedish Mike said...

How much would shipping to the UK cost? ;)

Love this post, well funny! I think I'll have to try the recipe too.

// Mike
http://www.freestylecookery.com

ButterYum said...

Cute post... $1,245,967 S&H :).

Stunning photo!!!!!!!

ButterYum said...

Is the recipe supposed to call for 1/3 cup maraschino cherries, or cherry juice?

The Cooking Photographer said...

Lol thanks Mike, and today for you only, shipping and handeling to the UK doesn't cost a bit more.

The Cooking Photographer said...

Just the cherries. They dot the bottom of the pitcher.

Mary said...

The color is stunning! You had me going for a nanosecond. I thought you'd gone commercial :).

Esi said...

You're so funny. That looks so refreshing!

Pink Little Cake said...

How funny, for a moment I thought you got into a new bussines. I love the post!! you are not all about cooking Laura, you are funny!

Ingrid said...

Mmm the drink looks lovely and refreshing. Funny post and shocking S&H.

Your "About Me" mentions that your friends, family even dog are your personal guinea pigs for recipe testing. My friends and family [sans a dog, and my cats, well they don't show interest] are my personal guinea pigs for raw vegan recipe testing.

robbingpeter said...

Can you make a de-hydrated version to cut down on the S&H?

Loverly as always.

Eléonora said...

Your blog is super. So are your photographies. They make me hungry. I have spent a nice moment when seeing them. Thanks a lot.

Marta said...

Hahahahahaha great post! who wouldn't want to glow in the dark?!?!!? Actually, embarassingly enough, once I used those whitening strips for teeth and I went to a party where there were black lights (how retro!) and this one drunk guy comes over and he's like "dude, why are your teeth glowing?!" It was so mortifying, I think I left right away!

The Cooking Photographer said...

Omgosh Marta that makes me lauuughhhhhh!

The Cooking Photographer said...

Sure robbingpeter, I'll cut it in half lol.

The Cooking Photographer said...

Thank-you Eleonora. :)

carol said...

Oooo...this almost looks too pretty to drink! It sounds very refreshing....even with the S&H...too funny!
I LOVE your blog Laura....so many great recipes and the photos are gorgeous! I'll be stopping by often!

La Table De Nana said...

I saw this beautiful photo on the web:) At a lovely food site..

Loved it..then came to my site..saw your note and came for a visit..imagine my surprise! Happy I found you..Cannot wait to peruse it all! Bonjour!

I cannot even imagine in CDN funds:(~!:)

Coleen's Recipes said...

Do you ship COD?

Snooky doodle said...

Looks nice :)

~RED~ said...

lol, i love your humor.. hee hee..

Elizabeth said...
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Elizabeth said...

Great photo - the colors are superb!

Dana said...

wow now THAT looks refreshing and wonderful!!
I will be making this!

Amy I. said...

This looks fantastic, love the photo and love cherry limeade... I'm adding it to my to-do list!

finsmom said...

Such a cute post - and tasty too! I am a huge limeade fan, and the cherry addition sounds amazing!

Erika said...

Ummmm, I made this and it was DISGUSTING and I LIKE cherry limeades... Maybe it's because I juiced the limes in a juicer? It wasn't as pink as the picture, even though I added the right amount of cherries and grenadine. I have no idea, but it was really gross. Good thing I did a test run before serving it at baby shower. I'm sure your other food is great, but this was a disaster for me.

The Cooking Photographer said...

Hi Erika,

I wanted to get back to you because your comment is an important one! First, I’m so sorry your limeade was horrible. If your juicer is the type that grinds up the fruit as it juices, your limeade will be ruined. All the bitter pith will go into the juice and it will be foggy and gross.

I bought a fancy juicer at Costco a couple years ago only to have the same experience. Yuck! I use a cheap citrus juicer now that just squeezes out the juice.

If that wasn’t the problem please get back to me so we can figure it out.

Thanks,
Laura

Erika said...

Laura- yep, that was the problem. I used my Magic Bullet. Not recommended. :) Thanks for getting back to me.

The Cooking Photographer said...

Thanks Erika! I'm just glad you told me. It helps me a lot.

Lily said...

Disappointing that it doesn't really glow :( but it looks delicious anyhow :)

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