Thursday, April 30, 2009

Old Fashioned Lemonade

Nothing screams, "summer is around the corner!!" like a glass of fresh squeezed lemonade! I never had a lemonade stand growing up... but I'll tell you what, I would open one now if I could work out of a lemon!!
This lemonade stand is at the Carlsbad Flower Fields in Southern California (which, by the way, deserves a post of its own...spectacular!). The man in the lemon had fresh squeezed lemonade and strawberry was deeee-lightful!

I was inspired to make a batch of lemony goodness for my own home... and let me tell you, it was every bit as delicious! It may even give my sweet tea a run for it's money! :)

It is my pleasure to share this simple pleasure with you:

Old Fashioned Lemonade

1 3/4 cups of sugar
8 cups of water
1 1/2 cups of lemon juice (approximately 8 lemons)

Directions: Make a simple syrup: in a small saucepan combine 1 cup of water and 1 3/4 cups of sugar.
Bring to a boil and remove from heat. Let cool to room temperature. Once cooled put in refrigerator to chill.

Cut and juice approximately 8 lemons to make 1 1/2 cups of lemons juice.

It is just fine to have pulp, but make sure to remove the seeds!

Combine lemon juice and simple syrup. Add remaining 7 cups of water. Stir and chill! You have lemonade!! Enjoy!

*Tip: Soak lemons in hot water for 10 minutes before juicing. Before cutting, roll under palm and counter top to release extra juice... then cut and squeeze away!


DeBran said...

Ahhh...I LOVE lemonade and I almost wrote a post about it a few days ago! Haha, Thanks for sharing, looks yummy!

Carlie said...

Lemonade reminds me of being a little girl, spending time at my grandma's house. She had lemon trees in her backyard and we always picked lemons and made fresh lemonade. Fresh squeezed lemonade and running through the sprinklers is the perfect remedy for a hot summer day!

Sharing with Sherri said...

I just clicked on this lemonade story! That is just the cutest darn lemonade stand I've ever seen! I have a lemon tree in my back yard and make fresh lemonade often, and if I had that darling stand I'd go in business too!!


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