Wednesday, June 3, 2009
My Favorite Summer Drink
There's just something about lemonade and summertime that go together. Nothing like cold lemonade to quench your thirst during the long, dry, hot days of summer.
Several years ago, I found this incredibly simple recipe for homemade lemonade in the back of a Beverly Lewis book. I make it frequently during the summer. (I even make it in the winter when I get the urge for something different.) It's crisp and refreshing.
Here's what you'll need:
1/2 C sugar
1 qt. water (4 Cups)
Wash lemons and cut in half.
Squeeze juice from lemons into a large pitcher.
(I cheat and use my electric mini juicer. It's the best $5 investment I've made!)
Fill pitcher with 1 qt water.
Chop rinds into 8-10 pieces and let soak in lemonade. Stir well until juice gets syrupy. (I don't know what this means, but I just stir it till the sugar's melted.)
Let sit for awhile, then strain rinds out of juice and refrigerate. Drink within a couple of days.
3 Lemons, rinsed
1/2 C sugar
1 qt (4 C) water
Wash lemons and cut in half. Squeeze juice from lemons into a large pitcher. Add sugar; fill pitcher with 1 qt. water. Chop rinds into 8-10 pieces and let soak in lemonade. Stir well until juice gets syrupy. Strain rinds out of juice and refrigerate.