Freshly Squeezed Lemonade

July 8, 2012 § 2 Comments

Homegrown and Freshly Squeezed

I recently striped these lemons of their peels to make limoncello and needed to figure out what to do with the remaining lemon goodness.  I decided a delicious, non-alcoholic drink would be nice.  There truly couldn’t be a better time for lemonade than during the hot summer months. 

I enlisted Graham’s help in reaming the lemons.  He said it was kind of hard to do, but agreed, we had a blast making this recipe together.  I was even able to convert him to a lemonade liker and drinker! 

This is a super simple recipe.  It can be cut in half or doubled depending on how much lemon juice you use.

Lemonade

  • 2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 cups super fine granulated sugar
  • 8 cups water

Juice the lemons into a container.  Strain out any pulp and seeds.  Pour into large pitcher.  Add the fine sugar and water.  Mix well.  Make sure all the sugar has dissolved before serving.  Garnish with slices of lemon.  Chill and serve.

NOTE: I use the fine sugar so it dissolves quickly.  If you don’t have fine sugar then I would suggest making a simple syrup with the 2 cups sugar and 2 cups of the water to ensure there won’t be any sugar sludge at the bottom.

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