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Unrecipe of the Week: Fresh Lemonade

July 1, 2013

It’s officially summer, and that means lemonade season. Fresh, homemade lemonade is delicious, and adding just a little bit to a glass of water, or iced tea is a great way to get extra flavor without a lot of added calories, or the dreaded high fructose corn syrup present in many store bought brands.

It’s easy to make and well worth the trouble.

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Fresh Lemonade:

Make simple syrup by combining 1 cup of water and 1-½ cups of sugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring to allow sugar to dissolve. Set aside to cool.

Squeeze the juice of about 8 lemons. This should yield you about 1-½ cups of juice.

In a large pitcher, mix the lemon juice, about 6 cups of cold water, and the simple syrup. Taste the mixture as you go. You may not need all the syrup if you like your lemonade on the tart side. You may wish to add more water, if it tastes too strong.

Add ice cubes to the pitcher, and enjoy!

Personalize it:

You can add fresh raspberries, blueberries or strawberries to give the lemonade a flavorful twist.  If you want to get fancy, freeze the berries with water to make festive, fruity ice cubes. Garnish with fresh mint leaves, or lemon slices for added zest.

photo: Glasshouse Images 

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