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Five CU-Themed Lemonades That’ll Bring Campus To Your Backyard

Longing for an afternoon of “doing homework” on the lawns? Do you miss waving to Alma on your way to class? Not one, not two, but FIVE new Columbia University-themed lemonades will bring campus to you! With love, Bwog.

*Each recipe makes approx. a half-pitcher of lemonade!

Lemonade #1: Roaree’s Ra Ra Raspberry Lemonade

Ingredients:

  • 4 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups raspberries (can be frozen)
  • 3/4 cups lemon juice

Directions:

  • Boil 1 cup of water on the stove, add sugar, simmer and stir to dissolve the sugar, and then let the mixture cool.
  • Puree raspberries. Mix with lemon juice and 3 1/2 cups of water.
  • Add the sugar-water mixture to the raspberry-lemon-water mixture and stir it all together!

Close your eyes… it’s like you’re surrounded by peers on a spring day, celebrating youth and school spirit, making the most of your sweet and fruity college experience.

Lemonade #2: Chick-fil-Alma Frosted Lemonade

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 3/4 cups lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 4 cups vanilla ice cream

Directions:

  • Stir together water, lemon juice, and sugar until sugar is dissolved.
  • Blend with ice cream in the blender and you’re done! Woohoo!

Bwog does not condone Chick-fil-a’s dubious, so-called “values.” We do, however, condone this knock-off frosted lemonade recipe. 

Lemonade #3: Lying on Butler Lawns Cucumber Honey Lemonade

Ingredients:

  • 1 cucumber
  • 5 1/2 cups water
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 cup lemon juice

Directions:

  • Blend the cucumber with 3/4 cup water. Pour and press through a sieve, so your lemonade isn’t full of pulpy cuke.
  • Boil 3/4 cup water with honey until honey dissolves. Then cool the mixture.
  • Mix 4 cups of water with lemon juice and then add the cucumber juice and water-honey combination.

The grass is itchy, but the flag is green. You’re lying on your back, using your backpack as a pillow. The sun is out, you’re done with class for the day, and the frat boys are playing frisbee on the other lawn so you won’t have to worry about being hit by a bad throw. 

Lemonade #4: Pantone 29blue-berry Lemonade

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup blueberries (can be frozen)
  • 3/4 cup lemon juice

Directions:

  • Heat 1 cup of water, the blueberries, and the sugar over the stove until boiling. Turn down to a simmer for 5 minutes, stirring, and then cool the mixture.
  • Mix 5 cups of water, the lemon juice, and then add the blueberry-sugar-water mixture.

No, your lemonade will not be the soft, opaque baby blue of your Columbia mug or my Columbia sweater. It’s the thought that counts.

Lemonade #5: Sunset from East Campus Ginger Turmeric Lemonade

Ingredients:

  • 5 cups water
  • 1/4 cups honey
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 3/4 cup lemon juice
  • opt. pinch of black pepper

Directions:

  • Boil 1 cup of water with the honey, stir to dissolve, and cool.
  • Mix all of the ingredients together! That’s it!

This one is more like a lemon-turmeric-ginger health drink? Not super sweet? Maybe it’d be good for a hangover the morning after you’re out late in EC? Idk, but the color’s pretty.

~photos via Bwog-o

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