Fresh Squeezed LemonadeYum
Fresh Squeezed Lemonade is the perfect refreshing drink to serve if you’re planning a casual outdoor spring-infused Easter this coming Sunday. Even though lemonade is a favorite drink in other parts of the world…particularly Europe, there is something about homemade lemonade that conjures up traditional heartland images of barbeques and picnics, porch swings, slip-n-slides, lemonade stands, and baseball games. Simple good things to appreciate in life. Good old fashioned lemonade is almost as all-American as apple pie. They must be second cousins.
Fresh Squeezed Lemonade also makes a wonderful refreshing drink during the spring months when gardens are blooming and the winter chill fades. I made up a batch of this simple lemonade recipe to take to a barbeque last summer…and everyone naturally reached for it over the sodas. If you want to serve Arnold Palmer Iced Tea as well…just mix equal parts Fresh Squeezed Lemonade with iced tea.
~ xo DD
Fresh Squeezed Lemonade
1-1/2 cups white sugar
1-1/2 cups fresh squeezed lemon juice (6-8 lemons)
8 cups water
Juice the lemons. Remove and discard the seeds.
In a small saucepan, combine the sugar and 1 cup water. Bring to a boil and stir frequently until the sugar dissolves. Let cool to room temperature, then pour the lemonade simple syrup in a large pitcher. Add the lemon juice and remaining water and stir well. Refrigerate until chilled. Serve with ice and garnish with lemon slices.