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!