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Juice and lemon zest light up everything you touch. It makes Lemon Bundt Cake a little faster, irresistible roasted green beans and Lemon Rice Pilaf, the garnish of your dreams. If you've had a busy lemon day in the kitchen and have a handful of grated, skinless lemons left, put them to work on this refreshingly simple Lemonade recipe.
There are plenty of store-bought lemonade and concentrate mixes, but nothing beats an iced glass of real things made by you. Fortunately, it's easy to make with freshly squeezed lemon juice and granulated sugar. That's!
Tips for making lemonade:
- Not all lemons are created equal. When buying lemons, choose large ones that give you slight pressure. Look for lemons with thinner skin. Avoid lemons that still have some green spots, as well as hard lemons with thicker skin. They will probably produce less juice.
- Before you start squeezing, to extract the most lemon juice, try this. Before cutting them, run each lemon on your cutting board with the palm of your hand, pressing firmly.
- Meyer lemons are sweeter and juicier than other lemon varieties. They make an amazing lemonade with a delicious sweet taste, but they generally only see the winter months.
- If you like additional lemon lemonade, add a little lemon zest to the blender, using a microplane tool. Not too much, though, or it could make the lemonade bitter.
How to make homemade lemonade:
First, he juiced the lemons. If you don't have a juice tool or even an inexpensive citrus juicer, you can use something simple, like a fork, stuck in half a lemon, and carefully squeeze the lemon around the fork's teeth, over a measuring container.
If you plan to open up that lemonade stand, you might want to invest in something a little stronger, like an electric citrus juicer. It also works for lime juice for Margaritas, as well as making freshly squeezed orange juice for mimosas or Sunday breakfast.
Add the juice, sugar, water, and ice to a blender. Mixing the sugar means you don't have to make a simple lemonade syrup, let it cool, etc. The easier the better.
Then mix the lemonade ingredients until smooth and serve over ice. Browse smoothly from here on out.
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PS How to make limeade:
This technique also works for limes, in case you feel like making homemade lemonade.
How to make lemonade without sugar:
You can make a healthy lemonade by replacing the sugar with a natural sweetener like honey, stevia, or monk fruit.
Honey lemonade tastes as good as old-fashioned homemade lemonade, just use less honey than the recipe calls for in sugar. Ounce for ounce, honey is sweeter. Start with using half the amount of honey, then add more if you think you need it.
What is pink lemonade?
If strawberry lemonade is, well, and raspberry lemonade is, well, what the hell is pink lemonade?
This popular drink has an unusual story, perhaps two unusual stories, both related to the circus.
A 1912 obituary claims that a man named Henry Allott accidentally invented pink lemonade when he dropped a bag of red cinnamon candy into a vat of lemonade sold at a circus. The crowd drank it and the pink lemonade was born.
However, according to the 1921 book, pink lemonade was invented differently. In 1857, when a young circus worker, Pete Conklin, needed more water in a hurry for another batch of lemonade. In his haste, he grabbed a dirty tub of laundry water that had soggy red circus stockings. The pink water turned into lemonade, and the crowd drank it.
Well, if you are interested in learning the facts, you can order the book through the affiliate link, which helps manage the site. Thank you!
Today, no matter what it's made of, kids still love it, just like they love the circus.
Unique lemonade ideas:
Raspberry lemonade. Drop some berries into each glass or flatten them into the bottom of the glass before pouring the lemonade. Delicious!
Strawberry lemonade. A handful of fresh strawberries mixed with the lemonade gives the lemonade a rosy hue and a sweet berry flavor, with no stockings required. Garnish with a sliced strawberry.
Mint lemonade. A couple of fresh mint leaves added to the blender give the lemonade a refreshing, minty feel that's perfect on a hot day. Mint garnish.
Foamy lemonade. The sparkling lemonade is fabulous! Mix the lemon juice and ice together with the sugar, then pour it into glasses filled with ice and generously cover with sparkling water or sparkling water.
Cherry lemonade. A little drizzle of grenadine improves everything.
Pink lemonade. A few cinnamon candy hearts will turn the tribute lemonade into a flushed version of itself.
Shandy. On a hot summer day after yard work or whatever, really, mix equal parts light beer and lemonade. Gobble up.
Lemonade and vodka. Vodka lemonade, especially a lemon-flavored vodka, raises the bar on lemon. Health!
Lemonade and rum. Almost as summery as it gets! Light rum works best.
Type of American cuisine Preparation time: 5 minutes Cook time: 1 minute Total time: 6 minutes Servings: 6 servings Calories: 73 kcal
- 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 5-6 lemons
- 1/2 to 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup crushed ice
- 4 cups of water
- Add all the ingredients to the blender. Process until completely smooth. Serve on ice.
Makes 48 ounces.
Calories :: 73kcal
How to make lemonade