Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Old Fashioned Homemade Lemonade

It was only on rare occasions that my mother would make lemonade. I think the reason being was that it contained a decent amount of sugar, and she was afraid she would drink the entire pitcher. Yep, it was that good. But, considering the nutrition in the fresh lemon juice, I can’t help but think that offsets any negative aspects the sugar can bring. And, hey, with this hot weather we need to stay hydrated, right? I can’t think of a better way in which to do that than by drinking healthy quantities of this refreshing beverage.
Old Fashioned Homemade Lemonade

1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice (I used Melissa’s Meyer lemons*)
1 cup Sugar
4 cups water, divided

Make simple syrup by placing 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water into a medium sauce pan. Bring to a boil over medium/high heat, stirring occasionally until sugar is completely dissolved. Set aside to cool. 

Add lemon juice and simple syrup to pitcher. Stir to blend. Add remaining 3 cups water, and stir until well mixed. Refrigerate at least 1 hour to chill. Pour into a tall glass (I like these) and enjoy! Garnish as you see fit.

If you’d like to make pink lemonade for the kids, stir in a half cup of maraschino cherry juice, and garnish with some cherries.

*Meyer lemons are sweeter than regular lemons and will give your lemonade an excellent taste. I highly recommend using these whenever you make a sweet drink.

Another equally refreshing drink is this Lime Cordial.

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Sum of their Stories said...

Love a good family recipe, thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

I figured you would use your Meyer lemons. 😊 Mom used to make “real” lemonade but I have no idea how she did it. I will save your recipe for sure!

Alycia Nichols said...

You’re killing me, Smslls!!!!!!!! It’s so dang hot, and lemonade is my Kryptonite in summer!!!!!!

Amy said...

This lemonade looks so refreshing, and I love how you mixed the lemons and cherries. Thank you for sharing at Wonderful Wednesday.

judee said...

My mother used to make lemonade on a hot summer day and we would sit outside ( we had no air conditioning and neither did the neighbors) and drink it and share with neighbors- Your homemade lemonade recipe brings back pleasant memories

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

Wait until you see the cocktail that I made from this lemonade! Oh, momma, it is going to be my Kryptonite. ;-)

Lazy Gastronome said...

Nothing like fresh lemonade on a hot day! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party!

Miz Helen said...

There is nothing like a great glass of homemade lemonade! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday!
Miz Helen