Home Made Lemonade
I am not sure it happened, but it is officially April! There is such promise of green grass, blooming trees, and colorful flowers in my future… I can almost smell the vibrant scents of summer. I am geared up and ready to start my vegetable garden, spend my days after work outside, and start making all of our dinners on the grill. Ooh, how I yearn for summer.
While I may not be ready to put on shorts and flip flops just yet, I can still indulge in tiny fragments of summer in my own little ways. This weekend, I decided to make lemons into lemonade, quite literally, and enlisted the help of Elle to create the best home made lemonade.
Elle is a huge fan of lemonade, or “lemon juice”, as she calls it. She isn’t too far off base, since a great home made lemonade only contains fresh lemon juice, sugar and water. Such simple ingredients come together to create a bright, refreshing beverage that embodies the spirit of summer.
Whatever you want to call it, this lemonade is one worthy of making again, and again.
Home Made Lemonade
- 1 cup fresh lemon juice (about 6-8 lemons worth)
- 1 cup organic sugar cane (or sugar)
Juice 6-8 lemons, to make about 1 cup worth of lemon juice.
In a small sauce pan, combine 1 cup of sugar with 1 cup of water, and bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Remove from heat, and allow to cool.
Combine lemon juice with cooled sugar water. Add around 2 quarts of water (8 cups), and stir. Serve over ice cubes with a lemon slice.
While you’re reminiscing about summer, check out these other summerish dishes:
Are you a lemonade drinker? Do you drink it all year long, or only during the summer?
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