When easy homemade lemonade tastes this good, it’s worth the effort not to crack open some kind of powder. Take a few minutes and impress the people you love with a drink that’s nothing but cool and tasty.
There’s so much going on here on the farm this time of year. I completely forget to mention it. Our garden is about 1/2 planted.My husband broke the largest one yet–calling it “the year to make the kids suffer”. By “suffer” he means hoe out 2 rows of veggies before they watch any morning cartoons.
Terrible I tell ‘ya. Teaching kids the value of hard work. The nerve of us. And of course I’m right there with them, hoe in hand. It’s not bad.
Hay is about ready for mowing. And if you don’t know, square hay=torture. Hot, sweaty, miserable hay bailing torture. But mainly just for me. Because at this time of year my husband starts to hallucinate and thinks I’m a man. I mean he makes me work like one. More on that later…
I have my herbs all lined up on the back step for planting and I’ll soon be ready for plenty of fresh pesto, refrigerator dill pickles and all kinds of fresh sides. It’s a great time of year. And it’s hot. Today it’s 85 and day after tomorrow it’s going to be in the low 50’s. Welcome to Kentucky.
Easy Homemade Lemonade
I’ve been wanting to make lemonade from scratch for a long while, and this hot weather makes it a perfect time. I gave glass to the kids when they came in from school yesterday.
“Mmmmm….” they said.
It got rave reviews from everyone here and you’re family is sure to love it as well. No fake colors. No high fructose-y anything. It’s not that expensive to make either. Buy a bag of lemons for about $3, add sugar and water. Done. Always use fresh lemons–if you try that bottled stuff I am not responsible for the terrible mess you will have on your hands. What a sad day that would be. This recipe will need about 6 large lemons or 10 small ones. Happy lemon-y freshness to you. Enjoy.
- 1 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 8 cups water
- 1 1/2 cups fresh squeezed lemon juice
- In a small saucepan, stir together the sugar and one cup of water.
- Bring the mixture to a boil until the sugar dissolves and the liquid is completely clear.
- Turn off the heat and allow to cool 20 minutes or so.
- Juice the lemons and strain away any seeds.
- In a large pitcher, mix the cooled sugar syrup, lemon juice and remaining 7 cups of water. Stir to combine.
- Chill or serve over ice.