Freshly Squeezed Lemonade

My dream is to have a lemon tree someday!

There is nothing more summer than a refreshing glass of lemonade.  Maybe this is a silly post to some people, but I have never made freshly squeezed lemonade before.  On occasion, I have resorted to buying the powdered or frozen forms of lemonade.  Never again, because it is so easy to make your own!

Freshly Squeezed Lemonade

Freshly Squeezed Lemonade

  • 1 cup of lemon juice (approximately 6 lemons, squeezed)
  • 1 cup simple syrup
  • Pitcher full of water

In a small sauce pan over medium heat, combine 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water.  Heat until the sugar dissolves (do not boil).

In a large pitcher, add the lemon juice and simple syrup.  Then completely fill the pitcher with more water and ice.  Everyone’s taste buds are different, so you could add more simple syrup if you need it sweeter or more lemon juice if you need it more tart.

Note: to cut back on sugar, I dissolved ½ cup of sugar in 1 cup of water. 

I infused the lemonade with a couple of ripped leaves of basil in my glass and a garnish on top.  I am sure you could do this with other herbs too!

What do you add to your lemonade?

 

 

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