Yesterday we had a garage sale. The boys have been talking about doing a garage sale for a very long time and have even been suggesting toys they'd like to put in it. Then one day, B came up with the idea to sell lemonade. I agreed and thought it could be a fun idea and a great way to get them involved. And because I am the way I am I just had to try and make real lemonade from scratch. Ok, I didn't actually juice lemons, we used Realemon, but I boiled the sugar and water to make syrup and cooled it to make the best tasting lemonade I've ever had. I don't really like citrus drinks and usually stay away from lemonade but this stuff was pretty darn good. Perfect for a hot and humid day, which is exactly what we had yesterday.
And so, because it was so tasty and easy to make, I thought I'd share the recipe I used with you.
1 cup water
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cup lemon juice
7 cups water
Combine the 1 cup water and sugar in a small sauce pan. Bring to a boil while stirring to dissolve the sugar.
Allow it to cool to room temperature. Then cover and put in the refrigerator until chilled (I had it in the fridge over night).
If you use real lemons remove the seeds but leave the pulp in the juice.
In large pitcher stir together chilled syrup, lemon juice and remaining water and serve.
We also sliced up some lemons and had them floating in the pitcher. This made it look really good and added to the citrus flavour.