Turning Garden Lemons into Lemonade
There is nothing I love more right now then lemonade. I want it all day and night. I want it in a freeze version or straight up over ice. I don't care how it comes, I just want it. I hope you can imagine my delight when my neighbors dropped a bag of huge, yellow lemons on my doorstep. I nearly cried...no more driving to Hot Dog on a Stick for me, I could finally make my own; straight from the garden into my glass!
While I knew homemade lemonade was nothing more than lemon juice, sugar and water, I wanted to make sure I had it 100% right before getting started. I double checked on Simply Recipes and was pleased that what I knew was in fact correct. It didn't take much at all to make all my sour/sweet dreams come true.
All I needed was:
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup lemon juice (4-6 lemons depending on size)
- 3-4 cups (or more for me) cold water to dilute
I multiplied everything by two since I was going to double this recipe and make a big pitcher of lemonade all for myself (well and the twins of course). I quickly peeled my massive lemons, got out my old friend Mr. Juicer and started to heat up my 2 cups water and 2 cups sugar. As the sugar heated up and dissolved into the water, I started juicing away ready to get some serious liquid lemon tart.
|Juice, it's as easy as 1, 2, 3.|
With the sugar water solution done, and my lemon juice perfectly measured, I started the pouring process. Into my pitcher first went the lemon juice, followed by the sugar water.
With my mixture complete, I filled my pitcher to the brim with cold water and put it in the fridge to "rest". 30 minutes later I found myself pacing and salivating, it was time to give it a try. OOOHHHHHHH YEEAAHHH!!!!!!!!!! Simply perfect! Better than any old Country Time could offer! I still was going to need to water down that bad boy as it was way to strong for me. I like it light, which worked out perfectly as I got to thinking how long this would last me...at least a week!
I poured myself a glass on ice, added a bit more water to my cup and sipped the day away. I was in heaven! Looking forward to my next batch of lemons so I can keep this easy recipe on hand at all times.
Do you like lemonade? Can you even believe how easy it is?