Jul 022018

The summer heat is upon us. Everyone is looking for a way to cool off. This week, instead of sharing recipes that require you to heat up your kitchen, I am taking a different approach. My two recipes this week will be non-alcoholic drinks to refresh you during the hottest parts of the year.

3 slices Lime

7 fresh Mint Leaves

1/2 ounce Simple Syrup (see below)

4 ounces Club Soda

Simple Syrup

Combine sugar and water in sauce pan and heat until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat.

Muddle the limes and mint leaves. Add simple syrup, half a glass of crushed ice, and then fill the rest of the glass with club soda.


Good Cooking, Good Eating and Good Living!!!


I lived in New Orleans, since birth, until Hurricane Katrina. I now live in Arkansas with my wife and our spoiled-rotten dog. I have been cooking since I was 8. My first cookbook, You can't keep New Orleans out of the cook, is now available at publishamerica.net and most online bookstores. It is also available on Kindle and Nook.