Sunday, May 22, 2011

Fresh Lemonade

What do you do when life gives you a great big bowl of lemons?

Make fresh lemonade, of course!
Making your own is just so much better than that frozen stuff. Plus it is so easy.

What you will need,
1 cup of water
1 cup of white sugar
2 cups fresh squeezed lemon juice (10-12 lemons)
6 cups of water
sliced lemons for garnish

First put 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Stir until the sugar dissolves completely and it just starts to bubble. Remove from the heat, bring to room temperature then stash in the fridge to cool off.
Meanwhile you can start squeezing your lemons. I used a hand squeezer but if you are a lucky duck and have an electric good for you!

In a large pitcher add 6 cups of water, the 2 cups of lemon juice and the simple syrup.
Stir and then chill completely.

It is so fresh and tart, just a little sweet! Yum!
The perfect drink on a hot summer day.
A little vodka in there certainly wouldn't hurt!



  1. We LOVE lemonade! I love the lemony goodness of real homemade stuff! Can't wait to make this for Savanna's lemonade stand! Thanks for sharing your recipe!!

  2. Can you believe I've never made lemonade before?! Must change that this summer!!

  3. There's nothing better on a hot summer day! And certainly you're right...a little vodka in it wouldn't hurt! :)