Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Lemonade

Our neighbors brought over a huge bag of lemons and limes earlier today (They had had a wedding in the family, and one of the refreshments was lemon/lime juice, so they had more than they knew what to do with)
I decided to make a big batch of lemonade. Is there anything lovelier for a hot summer day than fresh squeezed lemonade? Especially when the lemons were juiced on a delightfully old fashioned vintage juicer...



Lemonade

2/3 cup sugar
1 cup water

3 large lemons
3 cups cold water

Add the sugar to the 1 cup water, and stir until dissolved. Set Aside.

Roll the lemons on the counter to release juice, then cut them in half. Juice the lemons, an pour through a mesh strainer to remove seeds and pulp. Pour the juice into the pitcher. Add sugar water and cold water, and stir. Taste it and see if it needs any more sugar. Add some ice if desired and serve with a slice of lemon as a garnish!



Variations.
Strawberry Lemonade
Wash and hull about six strawberrys, mash them, and stir them into the mixed lemonade


Enjoy!
~Elissa

2 comments:

Bethany said...

Looks yummy!

~Bethany

Kara said...

Mmmmm, looks good!