Friday, June 18, 2010

sunny lemonade...

We've been celebrating sunny summer days with ice cold homemade lemonade.
1 cup sugar (can reduce to 3/4 cup)
1 cup water (for the simple syrup)
1 cup lemon juice
3 to 4 cups cold water (to dilute)
1) Make simple syrup by heating the sugar and water in a small saucepan until the sugar is dissolved completely.
2) While the sugar is dissolving, use a juicer to extract the juice from 4 to 6 lemons, enough for one cup of juice.
3) Add the juice and the sugar water to a pitcher. Add 3 to 4 cups of cold water, more or less to the desired strength. Refrigerate 30 to 40 minutes. If the lemonade is a little sweet for your taste, add a little more straight lemon juice to it. Serve with ice, sliced lemons. Yummy!
Serves 6.

I think lemonade is summery enough to warrant it's own party.

It seems that babalisme and many of her blog readers would agree. Check out these amazing printables for a summer lemonade party!! She has some cute favor boxes, napkin rings, and invitations on her blog along with some amazing inspiration for the party. Happy Summer, indeed!


  1. Love, love, love fresh lemonade! Beautiful blessings.

  2. oh YUM!!!
    Really Lovely blog!

    Cheers, Jesa