Friday, August 20, 2010

Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade

Before summer is over, I wanted to post this recipe I tried for lemonade. It was DELICIOUS!!! We made it for Father's Day for my hubby and my father-in-law. I'm not sure what my father-in-law thought of it, but we LOVED it!!

Here's what you'll need:

2 C. sugar
1 C. water
2 C. fresh lemon juice
1 gallon cold water
1 lemon, sliced (0pt.)

In a small saucepan, combine the sugar and the 1 cup water. Bring to a boil and stir to dissolve sugar. This is called a simple syrup. Allow to cool and refrigerate until chilled. When you're ready to juice your lemons, roll them against the counter with your hand pressed on top to get the most juice out of your lemons. I happen to be using a lime in this picture since we were making both Lemonade and Limeade. We made the syrup and juiced our lemons the night before and let them chill in the fridge overnight, along with our gallon of water. Then when you're ready to serve it, combine the syrup, the lemon juice, and the gallon of water.

Serve cold in nice tall glasses with a wedge of lemon, if desired.

Sip it nice and slow and enjoy what's remaining of the last summer days.


Robinson Roost said...

Your father-in-law really liked the lemonade (so did your mother-in-law). The limeade ran a close second. Thanks for the tasty thirst quencher.

Hannah said...

Thanks, Kathy. Yeah, I must have done something wrong with the limeade because when my sister makes it, it's amazing! When I made it, not so amazing. Maybe better luck next time.

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