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Lemonade anyone?

June 17th, 2012 at 12:01 pm

In the Midwest, we had an early spring or should I say summer with high 80s in March.

One thing hubby likes is lemonade when it is hot. I don't mind making it and I'm amazed that some think it is a lot of work. I guess if I were making gallons at a time, it might be, but to make a pitcher of it ever couple of days isn't that big a hassle. And finding lemons on sale is a bonus!

I don't have fancy equipment. I bought this little squeezer a couple of years ago for $1 and it is handy because it fits right over the pitcher.






Lemonade:

4 small lemons or two medium to large lemons, squeezed. I roll them on the counter a bit to try and get as much juice. I also wash them before I cut into them.

1/4 to 1/2 cup sugar (depending on tartness of lemons)

4 cups of water

Stir and serve chilled.

DH loves it!

7 Responses to “Lemonade anyone?”

  1. Looking Forward Says:

    Mmm.. looks refreshing. Smile

  2. LuckyRobin Says:

    Oh, I love making homemade lemonade. I usually make a gallon at a time when I make it. I think we like ours considerably sweeter though! We do 8 lemons to 3 cups of sugar then fill the rest up with water. It usually lasts for the week unless it is a particularly hot week.

    I have an upright citris press as it makes it a little easier on my hands and wrists than a traditional press.

  3. My English Castle Says:

    I like your countertop!

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Thanks...the countertop is laminate.

  5. My English Castle Says:

    Wow--it looks like those oxidized metal ones. Very pretty!

  6. Jerry Says:

    I am thinking of trying to make some lemonade with stevia, but it will lead to some serious tinkering with the amounts of sweetener (stevia plant extract is way sweeter than sugar). I think that stevia works best with tart or sour fruits (lemon, grapefruit) because it's got a bit of a bitter aftertaste and there is some insurance of masking it with the tartness or sourness. (But I am going to try it with your recipe, as well, because it sounds so refreshing!) Wink Jerry

  7. SicilyYoder Says:

    I love Lemonade and make it a a lot when the kids are over. I may make some today. Sounds good. It's been in the 100s here.

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