I got a lot of lemons this week; both figuratively and literally. With the figurative lemons, well, that'll work out. With the literal lemons, a big, fresh batch of homemade lemonade was made.
Got the recipe here. But, I'll write it out because it's pretty simple. It really is quite sweet so next time I'll add a lot more lemon juice. While I was squeezing the lemons, I wished I had one of those old depression glass hand juicers that my parents used to have.
- 1 cup sugar (can reduce to 3/4 cup)
- 1 cup water (for the simple syrup)
- 1 cup lemon juice
- 3 to 4 cups cold water (to dilute)
1 Make simple syrup by heating the sugar and water in a small saucepan until the sugar is dissolved completely.
2 While the sugar is dissolving, use a juicer to extract the juice from 4 to 6 lemons, enough for one cup of juice.
3 Add the juice and the sugar water to a pitcher. Add 3 to 4 cups of cold water, more or less to the desired strength. Refrigerate 30 to 40 minutes. If the lemonade is a little sweet for your taste, add a little more straight lemon juice to it.
Serve with ice, sliced lemons.