The heat of summer is made for fun drink concoctions. Because I'm a life long non-alcoholic beverage consumer, I'm always looking for new and interesting drinks. Before I had made Kansas City my home many years ago, I had never had a Cherry Limeade. My introduction came at the Topsy's Popcorn shop, a homegrown Kansas City icon. It's an easy drink to make at home, simple syrup, lime juice, either club soda or a lemon lime soda and crushed ice. The Maraschino Cherries kicked this drink into my favorites category. I like this drink a lot with it's cherry fruitiness and lime pucker. Plus it's carbonated without being overly sweet like a lot of sodas and it gives me an excuse to try and make my own Maraschino Cherries. Bottoms Up!
While we are thinking about Quenching Our Thirst, my good friend K9 over at the blog Chickory entered a wine label design contest for the Mutt Lynch Winery. Voting for labels begins Monday, June 15 at Dog Art Today, a fun blog if you love dogs or art involving dogs.Make sure you pop over and show her label some Karmic Kitchen love and we might just see some bottles of wine with her design (and dog Trout) on it.