Now that Winter is over and Spring is officially here (I know the weather forecast might be telling us otherwise), I wanted to get into the spirit by making homemade lemonade! You really can’t compare homemade lemonade with the frozen stuff from the store. I know it might sound time consuming, but I promise you that once you try this recipe, you’ll never buy the pre-made stuff again.
Making the lemonade is very simple. You need lemons (duh!!), water, sugar and I like to add a little fresh of mint to the finished product. It’s best served cold and you can totally make it in advance and just store in the fridge until you’re ready to serve.
First, get all of your ingredients together. You will need:
- 6 lemons
- 6 cups of cold water
- 1 cup of white sugar (I sometimes like to sub 1/2 c of a sugar substitute and 1/2 c of the real deal)
- A few fresh mint leaves
Step 1: Juice all of the lemons and squeeze into a cup. You should get roughly 1 cup of fresh lemon juice. Before I juice, I like to roll the lemons between my hands or on the counter. This helps make them extra juicy and will ensure you get every last drop of juice
Step 2: Boil the water and add then add the sugar to the boiling water. Turn down the heat to low and continue to stir for 3-5 minutes until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and allow the sugar water to cool
Step 3: Get a pitcher and pour in the sugar water (you just made simple syrup!), fresh squeezed lemon juice, a few mint leaves and some ice cubes if you like it extra cold.
Thats it – you just made homemade lemonade! Enjoy 🙂