Sunday, July 17, 2011

Homemade Lemonade and Simple Syrup




Lemonade
- 1 cup fresh lemon juice - about 6-8 lemons
- 4 cups water
- 1 cup simple syrup
- 1 cup strawberries (optional - see below)
- ice


Simple Syrup
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar


Simple syrup is handy to have around as it's an easy way to add sweetness to cold drinks. Often if you add plain sugar to a cold drink the sugar does not properly dissolve but premaking this syrup will avoid this.

An easy way to make simple syrup is to simply put equal parts water and sugar in a blender and mix until all the sugar is dissolved.

Lemonade:
What to do
1. In a litre container, mix juice, syrup and water.
2. Add ice and serve!

Optional - Strawberry Lemonade
Puree 1 cup of strawberries and add to lemonade. This is absolutely delicious. Adults might also like to add a bit of vodka for a grown up version of this thirst quencher!

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