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If the lemonade is a tad bit bitter for anyone, they can simply add more sugar to taste when served. Oh, and the flavor of this drink is perfect for adding some gin ;-)
Place first three ingredients in a blender, add 4 cups cold water and blend on high speed until limes are slightly chopped.
Place a strainer on top of a pitcher and pour blender ingredients into the pitcher.
Slowly pour the remaining 1 cup water through the strainer over the lime pieces to help release all of the residual sugar and juice.
Place ice cubes in serving glasses, pour mixture over ice, garnish with a lime slice and serve.
By Deeli from Richland, WA
Wash lemons and oranges and slice into rounds. Put in large pan (big enough to hold 2 plus gallons). Add 2 cups of sugar sprinkling over tops of fruit. Add enough hot water to just cover the top and mash with a potato masher. Do that long enough to just mix the sugar and fruit well and release some of pulp/juice. But don't pulverize. Add water and ice to equal about 2 gallons. Stir well. Add a couple cap-fulls of the powdered lemonade mix. Stir well and taste. Add sugar or more lemonade mix if desired. Serve in glass of ice with some of the lemon/orange pieces.
You can make an ice ring with maraschino cherries and lemon/orange slices to add on top. Looks pretty in a punch bowl this way.
|Servings:||20 or so depends on size of glass|
|Time:||20 Minutes Preparation Time|
5 Minutes Cooking Time
Source: My grandmother and mother have made this as long as I can remember. I added the powdered lemonade mix. Grandma just used a lot more sugar.
Process watermelon in batches in blender until smooth. Combine lemonade and mint sprigs and cook in a saucepan over medium heat for 10 minutes. Stir together watermelon puree and lemonade mixture. Cover and chill 8 hours. Remove and discard mint. Stir and serve over ice.
I've always had to add tons of sugar when I've made lemonade at home before! Turns out the problem was that I wasn't adding enough water. This recipe makes a very tasty, simple lemonade the whole family will enjoy. Recipe makes 14 servings, but can easily be halved for 7.
Total Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 14 (1 cup) servings
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Simple and delicious! You can make any summer time drinks or refreshers by adding fresh fruit to any of your favorite beverages. I made a 2 quart pitcher of my favorite lemonade. You can make this from scratch or use Crystal light or what ever summer beverage you like.
I always have fresh fruit in my refrigerator. I used fresh large strawberries. Fill a glass with ice, lemonade and float a few cut strawberries, then end with splitting a large ripe strawberry and mount it on the side of the glass. And give it a bright colored straw! It's all about presentation! If it looks good, it will taste even better! "Happy Summer"
Stir well and serve over cracked ice.
By Robin from Washington, IA
You don't have to squeeze a bunch of lemons to make yourself a refreshing glass of lemonade. This is a guide about world's easiest lemonade.
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How do you make the same lemonade you get at fairs and carnivals? They use real lemons, sugar, and I don't know what else but it is delicious. Does anyone know?
Hi! The lemonade you are talking about is called "lemon shake-ups". I love them too and I always head straight to the 1st vendor I see! They are REALLY simple to make. 3 ingrediants: Real Lemons, Sugar, Water. I cut the lemon in half and squeeze into a glass and then I just drop the lemon half into my glass,minus the seeds of coarse. Add a few spoonfulls of sugar and add ice water, then stir and give it a taste, you may need to add sugar or more lemon juice.....YUMMMM!
If you would like to make more than 1 glass, take 3 to 4 lemons, cut in half and squeeze with lemon juicer. Then add enough water to make 1 1/2 to 2 quarts, add about 1 cup of sugar (or to taste), add ice and yummy.
Real lemonade is very pale---I wouldn't be surprised if they added a tiny bit of yellow food coloring. It's amazing how we have come to "expect" things to look or taste modern instead of "real."
I met a lady and her daughter this summer who were selling lemonade at a farmer's market. The money was putting the daughter through college. They got $3.00 for an 8-oz. glass! They squeezed the half lemon into the cup, then added a plain sugar syrup that they kept in a cooler with a spigot at the bottom. They added a sprig of mint for decoration. My guess would be that it is a light syrup of about 1 part sugar to 3 parts water, cooked long enough to dissolve the sugar and then chilled. Let me know if you try this.
Have you ever drank an Arnold Palmer? It is a lemon shake-up made with sweetened ice tea. It puts new meaning to a good shake up.
You need to make a simple syrup. I use 3 cups sugar & 3 cups water. In medium saucepan stir & dissolve over med. heat using a wooden spoon.When sugar is dissolved and coats wooden spoon, remove from heat & let cool. Store in a bottle in the refrigerator. For one large glass, fill with ice and 1 1/2 squeezed lemons. Add simple syrup about 1/2 way, fill rest of glass with water. Stir. This makes a sweet lemonade so adjust syrup accordingly. We live in Tennessee so we like sweet lemonade & sweet tea. Enjoy!
I would like to know how to make homemade Lemonade.
The link below has a great recipe
I just squeeze the lemons, take the juice and add water and sugar to taste. It's easy and you can make it as sweet or sour as you like.
i juice the lemons thoroughly then leave them overnight in the morning i add 1 tablespoon of sugar and 1 cup of water per litre (about a quart) of lemon juice then put it in the fridge and serve cool!
For good cheap lemonade that your guests cannot tell the difference from real lemonade...Mix 2 packages of Koolaid lemonade following directions on the package. Squeeze the juice from 2 lemons into it. Cut half slices from a third lemon and add one to each glass as you serve it. I used this recipe when I had a concession stand years ago, and nobody ever guessed that it wasn't fresh squeezed lemonade.
1 pitcher of water
4 scoops of sugar
The best lemonade I have had.
Make a simple syrup (bring sugar and water to a boil , cook until all sugar is dissolved then cool down before adding lemon)
1 c. of sugar,
4 c. water then add
1 c. fresh squeezed less lemon juice
1 or 2 drops of vanilla
Chill and enjoy
I even freeze little cups of lemonade to put in the picture so it doesn't dilute it.
1 cup of lemon juice 1 cup of sugar and then fill the pitcher with water. I recommend you putting some warm water in the pitcher letting the sugar dissolve and then adding them lemon juice and water you might have to add a little bit more sugar to just make it right for you. =)