Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The Best Lemonade. . . Ever.

I love real lemonade!  Not kool-ade lemonade and not minute-maid lemonade but real, pulp in it, lemonade. 

The best lemonade is my homemade lemonade.  It's not something I make often because it's not really cost effective, except when lemons are in season.  Guess what?  Lemons are in season!

The secret to the "best" lemonade is your proportions.  I use a 1:1:1:2 proportion.

I use 1 cup of fresh lemon juice.

 If you notice, I have Meyer lemons and "regular" lemons here.  I don't think it matters much.  Meyer lemons are a bit sweeter.

I use an old fashioned reamer.   It gets out a ton of juice but I end up having to strain out the seeds!

Put your one cup of lemon juice in a saucepan.  Add one cup of sugar and one cup of water.

Heat until the sugar has dissolved. 

Add the sugar/juice mixture to two quarts of water. 

Serve over ice!


  1. I like REAL lemonade too. In the summer I keep a jar of simple syrup in the fridge and frozen cubes of lemon juice in the freezer. We like to make frozen lemonade and I do so by combining 1 cup of ice cubes, 3 lemon cubes, 1/4 cup simple syrup and about 1 1/4 cups of water. It makes 2 generous servings and is so very refreshing on those very hot summer days!

    1. LOVE the idea! I will be trying that this summer. Thanks for the great tip!