Sidenote: I know it is called a Lime Spritzer, but how much cooler does limeade sound? Slightly cooler, that is the answer.
GUYS YOU WOULD NOT BELIEVE WHAT JUST HAPPENED! If you haven’t noticed, I have been having some pretty significant troubles with my photography. All of my pictures look blue. I read on another post that if your picture looks blue, magenta, yellow or red, then you have to adjust the white balance. I looked at the white balance setting on my camera, and it turns out IT WAS SET TO THE INCANDESCENT SETTING (aka BLUE.) I mean look at those limes! I have never seen such vivid and lime-tastic limes in my entire life! I don’t feel stupid for not noticing my setting, rather, I am just glad I found out now. That is what blogging is all about, right? Learning.
And, for those of you who have been around a while, you may have noticed the blog design is different. I decided that it was time to have a change, so I switched… with the help of a very technology-savvy sister! Woot! Woot!
I learned another thing too. I tried the manual focus on my camera, and I figured out how to blur the background on my pictures. I don’t have a crazy-big-huge-expensive-lens camera, so I was losing hope in my ever figuring out how to accomplish this. But I figured it out! Now all I have to do is practice and try new things. Let us celebrate this new advancement with some Fizzy Limeade!
Original Nerd With Taste Recipe
the juice of 3 limes (approximately 1/2 cup)
1/2 cup simple syrup (or make it by boiling 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup sugar)
4 cups fizzy water
1) To juice the limes, roll them on the counter top to create some more juice, then halve them and run them through a citrus juicer (or if you don’t have one, like me, then you can just bite the outside of the lime until the juice is gone. Oprah does it.)
2) Add the simple syrup to the lime juice (or if you don’t have any, you can make it by boiling 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup sugar on the stove. Allow to cool, then add it to the lime juice.)
3) Pour the lime juice and simple syrup into the desired pitcher and add the fizzy water. If you prefer more watery limeade, add more.