Secrets to Perfect Lemonade

August 21, 2013

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Hello Lovelies! Lemonade is my favorite drink, beyond refreshing with the perfect combination of sweet and sour. This summer I made it a goal to make my own homemade lemonade with natural ingredients rather than buying lemonade laden with preservatives and other unnecessary stuff. With summer winding down, it is the perfect time to share my secrets to perfect lemonade with you!

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Perfect Lemonade Recipe;
1 part lemon juice
2 parts simple syrup
3 parts water
Stir ingredients together. 
Serve in mason jars with swirly paper straws. (this is imperative, of course) 

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First off is the sweetener. I made a simple syrup using raw sugar and water. 1 cup of sugar to two cups of water. Agave nectar and honey are two other alternatives. To make simple syrup bring water and sugar to a boil on the stove. Stir. Make sure the sugar has dissolved. Let cool and transfer to a jar. You can store this in your fridge for up to a month. Or you can use it all up at once (me).

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The lemons. I used four medium-large lemons. I am unsure of the variety, but this made about one cup of lemon juice. I used the juicer pictured, but whatever method suits you works fine. Make sure to remove the seeds with a fork, and strain if you prefer no pulp (I left the pulp in). 

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For Flavored Lemonade. Choose your fruits and/or herbs. Fill the ice cube tray with your selections. Cover with water and freeze. Add the cubes to your lemonade and enjoy! Or let the cubes infuse the lemonade for 3 hours. If doing so, be sure to add less sweetener. The sugar in the fruit will compensate. My two shown (yes I realize the photos are opposite each other) are strawberry & basil as well as blueberry. I also love raspberry, blackberry, orange, cranberry, lavender, mint, and rosemary. Mix and match to find your favorite combination! 
My favorites are raspberry mint and strawberry basil.

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For more tips on making lemonade be sure to check out this article
Definitely a must read if you are looking to make your own lemonade. It helped me so much. 

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The above two photos are from my Instagram
Yes I'm obsessed with these straws, 
And yes I matched my nails to my drink (inspired by this tutorial from The Beauty Department).

For more healthy recipes be sure to follow Infinite Style on Bloglovin'!
And for more drink inspiration be sure to follow my Drink Inspiration Pinterest Board!

xo, Stay Infinite 

33 comments

  1. I really love those glasses the lemonade is in.. do you have any idea where to buy them?

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    1. Yes! I got the jars at WalMart actually. They are Ball brand, half pint canning jars. But they are also available at craft stores, and online, I know Amazon has them as well!

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  2. These look so delicious!! I think I'm going to try the fruit-in-ice-cubes thing for a mini college reunion we're having at the house this weekend. I read somewhere online that using boiling water makes the ice cubes freeze totally clear...we'll see if that actually works though.

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    1. Oh definitely let me know if that works! And have fun!

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  3. This is such a cute idea, they look so nice! I might try this next weekend x

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  4. I love the details of your nails!!
    Fresh lemonade is such an amazing summer drink, and so so much better than store bought ones. I have it at work all the time, but your ones sound so much better! Need to make this version now =)

    Teffy { Teffys Perks Blog |

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  5. Ok, well done on the photography. And thanks for making me totally thirsty for one of these! xx

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  6. Totally making these this week! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Oh, you can make the recipe more healthy by making your own simple syrup with one part raw honey and one part water. In a saucepan, let the water and honey simmer till the honey melts, then let it cool completely before adding to the lemonade. :)

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    1. Thanks so much for the tip! I actually just bought a huge jar of raw honey, so definitely going to give that a try!

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  7. Oh yum, this looks delicious :) And the jars are so cute! xo

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  8. that looks totally refreshing on a hot day! and hmm frozen fruits.. I have to try that!!

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  9. Hi dear!I just found your blog and I really like your photos!beautiful!!
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    xoxo

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  10. Omgoodness, thank you for this! So perfect for Summer. Now we can try our own perfect lemonade.
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  11. Ooooh I think I might try out sometime with agave nectar! I LOVE the pictures as always! :)

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  12. This looks so yumm. Might as well try make one myself. Thanks for sharing!!

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  13. Beautiful photos of mason jars xxx

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  14. wow that looks soooo yummy, love limonade!

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  15. I love lemons so much I am debating having them as a "theme" for my wedding... Love the ice cube trick, excellent call. Just stumbled here via Bleubird. Great site and photos. I'll be back! Much love from another Bostonian!

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  16. Awesome idea :D I have to try it out :)

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  17. Looks so tasty! I just want to make one right now <3
    xx

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  18. I love this idea and your blog! The photography is just so perfect. :) If you have a chance, be sure to stop by my blog, A Blue Elephant: http://ablueelephantblog.wordpress.com

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  19. Ooh I love lemonade too so I shall definitely be trying out your recipe. I love how it's been presented in your photographs - so pretty, especially with the fruit!

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  20. Mmmmmmmm this looks so good! I love the idea of the fruit in the ice cubes for flavoured lemonade. I must make this right now!!

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  21. Oh God! It looks so cool! Have to try that!

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  22. Oh, I am so inspired. Definitely going to try this out.

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    Greetings

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  23. Wow your photography is amazing! Thanks for this post!

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  24. DIY lemonade was just what I was looking for. I'm so lucky that I found your blog.
    The straws are so cute, I was looking for them too but I can't find them in Belgium.


    Loves ,
    The Mad Twins
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