Magic in the Lemonade

carribean-punchMy niece phoned me last week for a recipe of my lemonade.  She was planning a summer party for a group of 35 and she wanted my magic lemonade recipe.  According to her, there’s something very special about my lemonade, and she’s not quite sure what it was.

The magic in my lemonade is very simple.  Just use any lemonade frozen concentrate or fresh squeezed lemonade drink and add a few dash of Angostura aromatic bitters –  a highly concentrated fruit and beverage flavoring.  Blended with natural herbs and spices, the flavoring is based on a  secret formula concocted by a German medical doctor in the 1800’s.  Distilled in Trinidad, Angostura Bitters  can be found in the baking section of most big supermarkets.  (By the way, this is not an advertisement).

Here’s another recipe you may like for

Carribean Tropical Punch
* 1 cup pineapple juice
* 2 cups orange juice
* 3 cups apple juice
* 1 6-ounce frozen lemonade or limeade concentrate
* 2 quarts ginger ale
* 4 cups ice cubes
* Thinly sliced oranges, lemons, or limes, and mint leaves, for garnish
* A few dash of Angostura Bitters for the Carribean magic

In a large bowl, combine apple, orange, and pineapple juices and frozen lemonade or limeade. Stir to combine thoroughly.  Slowly stir in ginger ale and ice cubes. Garnish with citrus slices and mint. Serve immediately.