Monday, June 16, 2008

Luscious Lemonade

I am LOVING homemade lemonade right now. Easy to make and so delicious. Plus, I can control the kids love it!

~ 6 or 7 lemons
~ 3/4 cup to 1 cup of sugar depending on how sweet you want it
~ 6 cups cold water

Make a simple syrup – combine sugar and water and bring to a boil on the stove. Boil for approximately five minutes and remove from the heat. Now that the sugar has dissolved let the syrup cool to room temperature.

Squeeze the Lemons
Prior to squeezing your lemons roll them firmly between your hand and a flat surface – this helps the juice rise to the surface and promotes easier juicing. You should squeeze enough lemons, 6 to 7, to make one cup of pure lemon juice.

Mix Lemonade Ingredients
Add your lemon juice to the water and sugar mixture and refrigerate.

Garnish with some lemon slices or mint leaves if you so desire!

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