Tuesday, May 26, 2009


The Professor grew up with a lemon tree in his yard.  When we visit and the lemons are ripe, his mother often makes fresh lemonade.  This weekend, when he was gone and she was here, my children and I decided to make some fresh lemonade for the Memorial Day picnic.  (Did I mention lemons were on sale?)  It turned out quite nicely.

1 part freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 part sugar (slightly less for more pucker)
7 parts water
Optional: a pinch of salt.  Courtesy of Miss M who is convinced it is the secret ingredient.
(Note: One lemon gives about 1/4 cup of juice.)

(1 cup juice makes 2 quarts lemonade)

Here is what we did.
We used 1/2 gallon apple juice bottles.  Put one cup juice, one cup sugar, a bit of salt, and a couple cups of warm/hot water in each bottle. Screw the lids on tight and let the kids shake until the sugar is dissolved.  Add some ice to cool it down.  Top off with water.  Shake again to mix. 

1 comment:

  1. It was delicious! Thanks for making it and sharing it and giving us some of the extra!!