Sunday, July 2, 2017

Fresh Homemade Lemonade


My sweet tennis friend Ann gave me a bag of huge lemons from her tree. So I made some homemade lemonade. I squeezed about eight huge lemons and made about a cup and a half of lemon juice. Sometimes lemons can be a little sweet or tart so the recipe can be adjusted accordingly.

Ingredients:

1 1/4 - 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

4 cups of water

1 cup of simple syrup ( 1 cup of water boiled with 1 cup of sugar and cooled)

2 lemons sliced

Directions:

Combine all of the ingredients in a large pitcher. Place the pitcher in the refrigerator for a few hours.

Take the pitcher out of the fridge and give the lemonade a good stir. and taste test.

If the lemonade is not sweet enough - add about 1/4 cup sugar.

Other options are to add some strawberries or raspberries. Fresh mint would also be a wonderful garnish.

Unfortunately I didn't go to the produce store to add the berries until the lemonade was almost gone!