Try It Tuesday: Fresh Squeezed Lemonade
When Life Gives You Lemons...
We've all heard the saying. And while we try to take this advice in our lives - by choosing to look for the good every day, even when things look a bit sour - we are taking this advice literally today by mixing up some fresh-squeezed lemonade from the lemons we were given by our wonderful lemon tree this spring!
What we love about this family recipe is that you can cook up a batch of the concentrate, and then make yourself a glass or a pitcher of lemonade as desired. The concentrate will last in the fridge for up to 3 weeks (or in the freezer for up to 6 months). PS - freeze the concentrate in ice cube trays so you can grab a cube or two to mix up a glass or few handfuls to fill a pitcher - all summer long. Cheers!
Fresh Squeezed Lemonade Recipe
- 2 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 2 cups fresh squeezed lemon juice (about 8-12 lemons)*
- Citrus Juicer
- Combine water and sugar in medium saucepan.
- Boil sugar and water for about 5 minutes, stirring constantly. You'll notice the mixture goes from cloudy to clear when it's ready.
- Turn off heat.
- Juice lemons, and stir juice into sugar mixture.
- Allow to cool completely.
- To make lemonade, mix approximately 2 T syrup with 3/4 cup of water to taste. If you'd like to make a whole batch, combine with approximately 1 gallon of water. Enjoy!
*Note: Don't have fresh lemons? This recipe is nearly as delicious with a high-quality jarred lemon juice such as Santa Cruz Organics or similar.