Goodness, there’s nothing better than an ice cold glass of fresh squeezed lemonade in the summertime. Especially when its homemade, you know what I mean? There’s something special about making the lemonade for (or with) your loved ones and then enjoying it together; preferably with a chocolate chip cookie. 🙂
Eric and I made some fresh squeezed lemonade a few days ago in preparation for a fellowship event at our church. It was a lot of fun making it together with him, and then enjoying it after too!
When I was younger some of our good friends had a lemon tree in their front yard and they’d always let me come over and collect bags upon bags of fresh lemons when they were in season. These were huge lemons guys, like the size of grapefruits!
During lemon season, I was making lemonade for days.
Initially I was using the recipe that our good friends used. However, over the years I’ve tweaked it a bit, lowering the amount of sugar mostly.
It’s a very simple recipe, and it yields half a gallon so its easy to double if you need to make a lot. I hope you enjoy it!
- 1 1/4 c. Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
- 1 c. of Granulated Sugar
- Filtered Water
- 1 Lime
- 1 Extra Lemon
- In a sauce pan pour 2 cups of filtered water and the granulated sugar. Heat on stovetop on medium heat until sugar is dissolved.
- Pour the water and sugar mixture into a large pitcher.
- Squeeze the lemons to yield 1 1/4 cup of lemon juice and strain the juice before pouring into pitcher.
- Pour 4 more cups of filtered water into the pitcher.
- Slice up the extra lime and lemon and place in pitcher for extra flavor.
- Let chill in refrigerator for a couple hours before serving (with a chocolate chip cookie!).
There you have it! Simple and delicious.