Brazilian Lemonade

To celebrate the Rio Olympics, here is a drink called Brazilian lemonade. Interestingly, there is no lemon in this lemonade, but there’s a lot of limes! 
I love the Olympics, and although I’ve been at the medical ICU, I’ve been watching it nonstop. We hooked up our TV finally! While there’s certainly been a fair amount of controversy on Rio Olympics, it’s nice to honor all the athletes on their big competition and have a little world unity. 

I once read an article talking about why woman in general don’t follow regular sports but go crazy over the Olympics – it’s because of all the personal stories, national pride, and sacrifice are really highlighted. It’s been so inspiring to see these athletes dedicate their lives to being the best. Plus, you don’t see gymnastics, swimming, beach volleyball, or track and field everyday (as well as the more obscure sports, like discus and synchronized swimming).

I confess to being a little obsessed, and I may or may not have watched hours of youtube videos of current and old Olympic events … and maybe I re-watched the entire Beijing opening ceremony as well…

I first had this drink in a Brazilian steakhouse Fogo de Chao, and I’ve been hooked. The condensed milk and limes is like a refreshing key lime pie in drink form – lighter and perfect for hot summer days (or hiding indoors and watching the Summer Olympics). Adapted from Natasha’s Kitchen.

1 cup cold water
1 cup ice
granulated sugar, to taste
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1 lime zest
1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk

Add water, ice, sugar, lime juice and lime zest into your blender. Add 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk. Blend until smooth and frothy.  Add water, ice and lime to adjust thickness and sugar to adjust sweetness to desired level. Serve with lime slices and enjoy!

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  1. Wow what an interesting drink- the creaminess from the condensed milk combined with the lime seems like quite the combo!

    With regards to the olympics, I must admit I haven't watched it much other than when it's playing in the background at restaurants etc but there is still an excitement with keeping up to date with who is winning what.