The Peanut Pizazz: A Cool Summer Drink

The Peanut Pizazz cool refreshing family friendly summer drink

When I was a little girl, we lived in Thailand. I was too young to take quinine to prevent malaria, so my parents invented this drink using quinine water. My dad called me “peanut,” so the name they chose for this concoction was the Peanut Pizazz.   I had no idea that it was preventing a disease.  I just knew it was a special drink named after me and it was DELICIOUS!!  My parents continued to make it for me long after we returned to the states

The Peanut Pizazz cool refreshing family friendly summer drink

It is surprisingly refreshing even if you aren’t fighting a tropical disease. You can find Schwepps Quinine on the soda pop aisle of any big grocery store, but DO NOT drink it if you are pregnant, use soda water instead.  Quinine is considered dangerous to unborn children.

The Peanut Pizazz cool refreshing family friendly summer drinkThis is a great alternative to real pop. Tang still has tons of sugar of course, but it at least has vitamin C in it!! Kids love to make it themselves, too. It’s a great summer drink.

The Peanut Pizazz: A Cool Summer Drink
Recipe type: Non-Alcoholic Drink
  • Tang orange drink mix
  • quinine, seltzer or soda water
  • limes
  1. Put 1 Tbsp Tang in bottom of 10 ounce glass.
  2. Add juice of ½ lime and fill the rest of the glass with fizzy water.
  3. Stir.
  4. Add ice.
  5. Garnish with lime slice

**note: this recipe was originally published in June 2009


11 thoughts on “The Peanut Pizazz: A Cool Summer Drink

  1. >Wow! I haven't had Tang for years. That was a blast from my past. I'll have to look for it at the grocery store. ~ Robyn

  2. >When I was a kid we would mix Tang and Bubble-up together, talk about a sugar high! I haven't had Tang in years and I don't even know if they still make Bubble-up.

  3. >I'll bet that is refreshing. I'm sure the lime juice takes the sweetness of Tang down considerably.
    Have a wonderful day.

  4. >I didn't know there was still Tang either! Sounds good! Happy Foodie Friday! Have a great weekend ~ Susan

  5. >Yum! Sometimes that little dose of refreshment is just what I want. I'm going to try this, if I can remember to hunt down the Schweppes. I also enjoyed imagining you as a little girl in Thailand.

  6. >Hey!!! I finally found your blog. It is co very cute and I am excited to be an avid reader. Blog stocking is one of my favorite activities. We are excited for you guys to come up this summer and Dan and I are ready to send your boys overboard on the tube 🙂

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