Summer in a Glass

Today marks the *unofficial* start of summer.  The weather is 94 and sunny, which sounds a whole lot like summer to me!  In an attempt to stay cool I made a pitcher of lemonade.  This is not the ultra-sweet, white-powdered stuff mind you, but real southern-style lemonade.

To make lemonade all you need are lemons, simple syrup (sugar will not dissolve in cold water), ice and water.  That’s it.

For the simple syrup I use a 1:1.5 sugar/water ratio.  Place 1 cup of sugar in a small sauce pan, add 1.5 cups of water and heat until sugar dissolves.  Since I use raw sugar my lemonade always ends up looking like tea. :)  I usually make a larger batch and keep in the fridge, that way I’m always ready when the craving hits!  Plus I use it when making iced coffee.

Slice and juice one lemon into a glass full of ice.  FYI, if you first roll the lemon on the counter top it will juice easier.  Add water and simple syrup to taste.  Enjoy!

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2 responses to “Summer in a Glass

  1. myself, i like maple syrup in my lemonade!

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