Lemonade is just one of those things that signifies summer in my brain.
I don’t think I ever get a hankering for a glass of lemonade until June hits.
And then it’s all I can think about.
Slightly sweet, slightly sour and completely delicious.
I found myself with a 2 pound bag of organic lemons on my counter…
They may or may not have been an impulse buy.
Regardless, there they sat and as I thought through different recipes I could make with them (including a re-make of these raspberry lemonade cupcakes) it suddenly hit me.
Life had given me lemons…so why was I trying to make anything other than simple fresh lemonade?
And so that’s what I did!
And let me tell you, if you think store-bought lemonade is delicious, just wait until you try fresh-squeezed.
Fresh Summertime Lemonade
Makes 4-6 glasses
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup boiling water
- 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
- 1 cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice (12 organic lemons)
- 5 cups cold water
- Bring 1/2 cup of water to a boil.
- Add sugar, stirring until sugar dissolves, about 1 minute. Remove from heat.
- Transfer mixture to a large mason jar.
- Stir in lemon rind, lemon juice, and 5 cups water.
- Serve over ice; garnish with fresh lemon slices