How to make your own Lemonade

Have you ever had homemade lemonade?  It is absolutely one of the most delicious, delightful beverages I have ever tasted.  I decided to make some on a whim, using my grandmothers cookbook as a guide.

You will need, 6 lemons, one cup sugar and two cups water.

Juice the lemons.  I did this over a strainer so I could easily remove the seeds.

Use a spatula to garner the juice from the pulp.

Boil 2 cups water, with one cup sugar, for 5 minutes.

Add the lemon juice to your sugar/water mixture (technically now a syrup) and allow to cool, about 20 minutes.

In a 2 quart container, add half cool water and half the lemon mix.  Adjust to taste – I had some left over I put aside because I don’t care for things too sweet or strong tasting.

Enjoy!

I also have some uses for the lemon zest and rind, which I will share with you all later.
Do you make your own lemonade?  Or would you make it, knowing how simple it is?

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12 thoughts on “How to make your own Lemonade

  1. This is the very first thing I made at my first 4-H foods project meeting when I was ten years old. Same recipe!
    Try two of those lemon halves (cups) to help you relax as yo become more beautiful….. Fix yourself a big glass of your favorite beverage. Sit at a table to sip it and meditate as you breathe deeply with elbows, in lemon cups, resting on the table. Scent soothes as lemon oil softens and vitamin C nourishes your (probably) dry skin.

  2. Well, I’ll certainly make it now, thanks to this post. But I might use Adam’s citrus squeezer, because I am obviously much, much lazier than you.

  3. I am good Liz thanks. Happy 2nd Birthday to your little bean!! Hope the party was wonderful, such a magical age. Gonna post my stuff off to you next week for P.Art. Are you excited about your project, bet you are! Have a great weekend my friend. Take good care of you and yours. Jane xxx

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  5. Hey Liz,
    Thanks for the recipe. I love homemade lemonade – there’s nothing as refreshing in the summer. I also like to add mint leaves or cloves, just to make it extra special 🙂
    Please share more recipes when you can.
    And happy birthday to your littlest one!!!

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