Sometimes, tea just doesn't do it, a soda just leaves you even thirstier than before, and a water is just so bleh!
But Lemonade...a big glass of icy, sweet, tangy lemonade...now that's what I'm talking about!
For the next couple of weeks, my daughter Holly and her husband, Daniel, will be living with us while their home is being finished. So, when I came home today and Holly was squeezing lemons to make some of that yummy lemonade, I thought to myself first..."Well this is pretty nice! second..."I cannot wait to get a big glass of that" and third... "I've got to grab my camera and blog this!"
Now, I have gadgets coming out of my ears and so that means I have about 4 or 5 different gadgets to get the juice out of lemons. (I probably should've taken a picture of my gadget drawers...they are crazy full). Anyway, she had found a wooden lemon reamer and was using it to juice the lemons.
And that works pretty good except that she had a small cut on her finger and the reamer was allowing the juice to get on her finger and sting. So, I thought of the hand held lemon squeezer. I actually have two of them because I forgot I had already bought one and bought another one...ugh!
This worked like a charm and really fast too! It squeezes every bit of juice that there is out of a lemon halve.
Now all you have to do is add a little sugar (or a lot) and some warm water and then a lot of ice...
and you have a thirst quencher.....and a healthy one at that.
So, needless to say, I was very excited to come home to find Holly making some good ole-fashioned lemonade...makes my mouth water just thinking about it!
You could add strawberries or raspberries to this and it would be wonderful. Or you could add some pomegranate juice or syrups and change the flavor entirely. This recipe is super easy to make and definitely worth giving a shot.
So, here is Holly's recipe for Refreshing Homemade Lemonade...hope you get to make and enjoy some soon!
REFRESHING HOMEMADE LEMONADE
Juice of 6 large lemons
1 cup of sugar
6 cups of warm water (warm water allows the sugar to melt)
Combine juice with sugar and add water. Stir and pour over ice.