I made this recipe exactly as written. This was simply FANTASTIC! We have been experiencing 100+ temps the last week- We had a BBQ this past weekend and this recipe appealed to me because it was not packed full of sugar. My only regret is that I did not make more of it! The adults and children loved it equally. It was so flavorful, refreshing and not too sweet. The flavor combination was spot on. We are having a big Memorial Day BBQ and I have already made arrangements to make up the recipe and store it in a couple of friends freezers for them to bring to the BBQ. This is the 3rd recipe that I have made from SimpleMom that has been a home run!