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Old Fashioned Lemonade

Good old fashioned lemonade.  Pure and simple.  Life can get a little crazy these days.  A glass of homemade lemonade can help take you  back to a simpler time.   As always, have some fun and make it your own! 

Make it pink by replacing 1 cup  or more of the water with cranberry juice. 

Go all melon on it and puree 4 cups cubed water melon in  a blender.  Finish by straining it through a fine sieve.  Place three tablespoons of the puree in a glass, finish it off with the lemonade, stir and serve on the rocks. 

Feeling really adventurous?  Drop two small cucumbers into a blender, strain over a bowl until you’ve got at least a cup of liquid.  Combine with lemonade and serve over ice. 

And if it’s been a really rough week,  feel free to add something a little stronger!  Double or triple the recipe if you are serving a crowd.

Old Fashioned Lemonade
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Serves: 4½ cups
 
Ingredients
  • 4 cups water
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • ¾ cup fresh squeezed lemon juice (remove seeds)
Instructions
  1. Microwave one cup of the water on high for approximately 2 minutes. Add sugar to create a simple syrup. Stir to dissolve. Once dissolved, refrigerate to cool.
  2. Strain lemon juice of any seeds, leaving any pulp with the juice.
  3. In a large pitcher, combine cooled simple syrup, lemon juice and the remaining water. Stir well.
  4. Taste. Want it sweeter, stir in an additional tablespoon of sugar at a time. Want it more tart, add a tablespoon of lemon juice at a time and taste.
  5. Want more? Double the recipe!
  6. Enjoy!

 

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By | 2017-07-20T10:29:15+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Beverages, Featured, Kid Faves|0 Comments

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