Monday, May 30, 2011

Best Lemonade

We went to a friend’s house on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend so what better way to bring in summer than with some fresh squeezed lemonade!  My hubby had to use his muscles to get the 1 ½ cup of lemon juice (approx 15 small lemons) but it was worth it.  So much better than Kool-Aid or Country Time Lemonade! 

I made the syrup the night before so it could do its thing overnight.  It was nice and sweet the next day following the recipes ratio.  I put some of it into a quart sized container with the additional water just so we wouldn’t have to continue making it by the cup full and that worked out well.

Recipe taken from – Hearts of the Home (1982)


1 ½ c sugar
1 Tbsp finely grated lemon peel
1 ½ c very hot water
1 ½ c lemon juice

Need cold water or club soda.  In a 1 quart jar with tight fitting lid, shake first 3 ingredients till sugar is dissolved.  Add lemon juice and refrigerate.  To make lemonade:  Over ice cubes in a 12 ounce glass, pour ¼ cup syrup, then stir ¾ cup cold water or chilled club soda.  Makes sixteen 1 cup servings.

If you’re having a get together this summer give this refreshing lemonade a try.

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