One of the nicest things about blogging are all the wonderful folks you meet. Well, the wonderful folks, their wonderful recipes and ideas!
One of the most recent blogs I follow is Jackie from Syrup and Biscuits. Her recipes are great, and she is funny – like me!
Recently, Jackie posted a recipe for Fresh Squeezed Lemonade.
Just looking at the recipe and her comments, I knew I had to give it a try. I either find lemonade too sweet or too tart.
This recipe was – and is – absolutely perfect!
You need –
- 1 C fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 1 C sugar
- 1 C water
- 3 C water
NOTE: That isn’t redundant. Follow along, it will make sense later!
Squeeze the lemons so you have one cup of juice. Set that aside or pour into a pitcher. Keep the squeezed lemons.
In a pot, make a simple syrup from the sugar and 1 cup of water. Simply put, add the sugar and water to the pot. Bring to the boil. Let bubble until all the sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and let sit for a bit to cool off.
In a large pitcher, add the lemon juice, simple sugar, 3 cups of water, ice and some of the squeezed lemons.
This was the most amazing lemonade I have ever made, and perhaps ever tasted. The perfect amount of sweet and tart.
Next batch? We’re adding some vodka and raspberries!