Refreshing Lemonade

Howdy folks! πŸ™‚

Introducing my all-time favorite drink and the ultimate summer thirst-quencher – Lemonade! You should see the smile on my face as I type this πŸ™‚

Made from a simple syrup recipe, with amazing results – this should be a regular in your home, every summer.

Here’s my go-to recipe for basic lemonade. I’ll be sure to post a few variations to this recipe in the near future, for other versions of Lemonade.

For now though, Enjoy! πŸ˜‰

Refreshing Lemonade

Recipe by LubayaCourse: DrinksDifficulty: Easy
Servings

6

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

5

minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 Lemons (or enough harvest 1 cup of Lemon Juice)

  • 1 Cup water

  • Cold water to dilute

  • Ice Cubes

  • 1 1/2 Cups of Sugar

  • 1 Teaspoon Lemon zest

Directions

  • The star of the show, ladies and gentlemen is Lemons πŸ™‚
  • Wash and cut your lemons in half to extract the juice. I’d recommend using a kitchen tool, since squeezing by hand may not be as effective – and leaves some of the juice behind. We are aiming for maximum extraction πŸ˜‰
  • You’ll also need a cup and a half of sugar. Get that ready.
  • Using a zester grater, zest a few of the lemons, till you have about a teaspoon of lemon zest.
  • Add the sugar to a saucepan, with the lemon zest, and the 1 cup of water to make a syrup.
  • Boil the mixture for about 5 minutes at medium-high heat, until the sugar dissolves and the zest has released its flavor. Then add in the 1 cup of fresh lemon juice. Stir through and allow the mixture to cool.
  • Once the syrup has cooled, strain out the lemon zest using a fine strainer, and store in a container in the fridge. This should remain refrigerated until ready to use.
  • When ready to serve, dilute the syrup with cold water to taste, and serve with Ice and slices of lemon to garnish.
  • Drink and Enjoy! πŸ™‚

After reading to the end...what do you think? :-)