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Fresh Lemonade

Fresh Lemonade

Tart and sweet, lemons make the ultimate summertime drink!

We’ve all heard it – “when life gives you lemons” – well, you make lemonade.

I frequently have a lot of lemons leftover from zesting or from setting up backdrops for photos. And frequently I buy a few more than I need!

But even if their peel has been stripped or they are starting to look a little tired, they are still full of citrus goodness. Perfect for squeezing!

Making lemonade is ridiculously easy. Before the days that lemonade was frozen in a round tube or packaged in a plastic bottle, everyone made it from scratch. It’s really nothing more than a simple syrup, brightened with freshly squeezed lemon juice.

Then a quick blending with water until it’s just the right sweet, just the right tang and chilled to perfection!

Grab your juicer, a handful of lemons and some sugar! Refreshment is on the way!

Fresh Lemonade

3-1/2 cups water, divided

1-1/2 cups sugar

1-1/2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice, about 10 lemons

Extra lemon slices and ice for serving.

Pour ½ cup of the water into a small saucepan. Add the sugar and warm over medium heat. Stir frequently until the sugar has completely dissolved, about 5 to 7 minutes.

Let the lemon simple syrup cool for about 10 minutes then pour it into a pitcher. Add the lemon juice.

Pour in the remaining 3 cups of water and stir to mix well. You can add more lemon juice or water if desired to suit your taste.

Serve over ice and garnish with a slice or two of fresh lemon.

Makes about 6 servings.

Fresh Lemonade, courtesy of Preserving Good Stock

July 5, 2019
: Makes 6 servings.

Tart and sweet, lemons make the ultimate summertime drink!

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Ingredients
  • 3-1/2 cups water, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice, about 10 lemons
  • Extra lemon slices and ice for serving.
Directions
  • Step 1 Pour ½ cup of the water into a small saucepan. Add the sugar and warm over medium heat. Stir frequently until the sugar has completely dissolved, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Step 2 Let the lemon simple syrup cool for about 10 minutes then pour it into a pitcher.
  • Step 3 Add the lemon juice.
  • Step 4 Pour in the remaining 3 cups of water and stir to mix well. You can add more lemon juice or water if desired to suit your taste.
  • Step 5 Serve over ice and garnish with a slice or two of fresh lemon.


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