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Watermelon Lemonade {Recipe}

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…..and a new phone.  For the next three months I will be trying out a new Windows Phone!

So meet my new phone, the Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone.

One thing I love about a smart phone are the apps that can make my life easier, keep me organized and entertain my children. This new Windows Phone has many of its own signature apps.

Call me weather girl with this cool app

Baby it’s hot outside. We just experienced 10 days of triple digit weather! After a brief cool down we are ready for another slow and steady warm up.  Our weather is unpredictable so it is great that I can always have a weather update right at my finger tips with Weather Flow on my phone. This app has rich graphics that move with the weather, really pretty (even when the weather is not)!

Until our weather improves I will be turning lemons into lemonade and keeping cool with this fun recipe and checking my phone daily for a possible cool down!

Watermelon Lemonade

2 cups water
1 cup sugar
1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (strained)
2 generous cups of cubed watermelon (seeds removed)
2 cups cold water or sparkling water
Ice

In a medium saucepan, bring the water and sugar to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sugar dissolves, remove from heat and cool. Meanwhile, puree watermelon in the blender and strain to remove any seeds. You should have about 1 cup watermelon juice.  Add the lemon juice, watermelon puree and  to the simple syrup (sugar water) chill. Stir in two cups water, serve over ice.

Rather cool off with a cocktail?

Guess What? There is an app for that too!  Cocktail Flow is full of recipes and shopping lists for alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails. I love this app! Don’t miss the recipe for the Strawberry Martini.

How do you stay cool?

What are your favorite summer drinks and cocktails? Please feel free to leave recipes in the comments so we all can try!

Microsoft gave me the Windows Phone and compensation for this test drive.

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