Tuesday, July 5, 2011


It is so hot outside, what sounds better than a tall refreshing glass of homemade lemonade. I recently purchased a small juicer and was excited to find an awesome recipe for the "Perfect Lemonade". I follow this recipe exactly as it is written except I use less sugar. Enjoy!



3/4 cup of sugar
1 cup of water
1 cup of lemon juice
4 cups of water

Make simple syrup by heating the sugar and water in a small saucepan until the sugar is dissolved completely.

While the sugar is dissolving, use a juicer to extract the juice from 5 to 6 lemons, enough for one cup of juice.

Add the juice and the sugar water to a pitcher. Add 4 cups of cold water, more or less to the desired strength. Refrigerate 30 to 40 minutes. If the lemonade is a little sweet for your taste, add a little more straight lemon juice to it.

Serve with ice, sliced lemons and some mint leaves.