Our family loves lemonade, especially homemade lemonade. Chris and Elsa created a video together on how to make fresh squeezed lemonade. I have to say this is the best lemonade I have ever tasted. I prefer my lemonade a little less sweet so I add a little more water than the average person. If you like lemonade, check Elsa out because she will give you step-by-step instructions. Oh and she is pretty cute. And there is good music.
Recipe included below.
In this recipe you don’t just throw some lemon juice, sugar and water together, you make a simple syrup and that is what makes this lemonade so tasty. If you enjoy a sweeter lemonade, use this recipe verbatim. If you like a lighter, less sweet, simply add more water. That is what I do. Another special ingredient in this lemonade is lemon zest.
- 1 cup white, granulated sugar (can reduce to 3/4 cup)
- 1 cup water (for the simple syrup)
- 1 cup lemon juice
- 2 to 3 cups cold water (to dilute)
1 First make a simple syrup by placing the sugar and water in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer. Stir so that the sugar dissolves completely and remove from heat.
2 While the water is heating for the simple syrup, juice your lemons. Depending on the size of the lemons, 4 to 6 of them should be enough for one cup of juice.
3 Pour the juice and the simple syrup sugar water into a serving pitcher. Add 2 to 3 cups of cold water and taste. Add more water if you would like it to be more diluted (though note that when you add ice, it will melt and naturally dilute the lemonade). If the lemonade is a little sweet for your taste, add a little more straight lemon juice to it.
Refrigerate 30 to 40 minutes.
Serve with ice, sliced lemons.
Recipe courtesy of SimplyRecipes.com.