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!
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)
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).
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).
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.
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.
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).
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xo, Stay Infinite