Friday, May 22, 2009

Home made Lemonade

One sip of this lemonade and I vowed to never, ever, make the stuff from the can again. Sure, it's a bit of work but what I love is that you don't have to worry about corn syrup, food coloring, or any other preservatives. Make the syrup to keep in the fridge and you can have home made lemonade all summer long!

Adapted from Every Day Food

You need:

8 lemons, washed and dried
1 cup sugar
boiling water

In a heatproof bowl, rub each lemon vigorously with 1/3 cup of the sugar. Cut the lemons in half and squeeze to make about 1 1/2 cups of lemon juice; pour juice onto the sugar. Pour in the rest of the sugar and lemon shells. Cover with 3 cups of boiling water and let sit until cool. Remove the lemon shells and discard. If you prefer your lemonade without pulp, then you can strain the syrup through a sieve lined with cheesecloth. We loved it as is, and so we skipped that step.

If you would like sparkling lemonade, add the syrup to 2 cups club soda. For plain lemonade, add the syrup to 2 cups of cold water.
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