May 23, 2009

Fresh Squeeze

photo by cybergirl5710

I love when people share their lemons. When they do, it's usually a big bowl full. Lemons are great to have on hand. When they are plentiful, I like to make lemonade. It's easy, delicious, and perfect for summer time. The great big glass pitcher I fill never lasts very long.

It couldn't be easier to make...
6 lemons
1 cup sugar
6 cups cold water

for easier juicing, roll the lemons firmly over the counter top with your hand before slicing.
juice lemons to make 1 cup lemon juice. in pitcher, combine lemon juice, sugar, and water.
stir until sugar is dissolved. chill and serve over ice. makes 6 servings.
if you are not in a hurry, make simple syrup to sweeten the lemonade instead.
make extra to keep on hand for the next time.

in a sauce pan combine 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar. bring to a boil, stirring until
sugar is dissolved. cool. follow recipe above, substituting the simple syrup for the sugar.

Make it even more special by serving it in a vintage pitcher...








1 comment:

Katie said...

I love lemonade season! I've been making a lot of it lately. And limeade. Those pitchers are beautiful.
Have a great holiday weekend.