Let’s Make Lemonade

When life gives you lemons – or a whole lot of hot weather – it’s lemonade time! 
Skip the can of frozen syrup.  It’s more fun to make your own. Let the kids have a lemonade stand and help you make this liquid gold in the kitchen. You’ll all enjoy the sweet-tart burst of summer. 

Ingredients

6+ lemons
1 cup white sugar
6 cups cold water
Lemon and lime slices, mint for garnish

Directions

  • 1 Mix sugar and one cup of water in a saucepan (on low heat) until
  • the sugar is dissolved completely. 
  • 2. Meanwhile, roll the lemons then squeeze the juice until you have a cup of fresh lemon juice. (It’s the fun part.) 
  • 3. Pour the juice and sugar-syrup into a large picture, stirring thoroughly. Add the rest of the cold water and chill until ready to serve.
  • *Note: This is just the starting point.
    Another fun thing about homemade lemonade is how much you can improvise.
    Plop in some raspberries, blueberries or strawberries. 

    Add a little mint.
    Replace one of the lemons with a couple of limes. Add a touch of honey or some fresh orange juice.  For an adults-only version, add citrus flavoured vodka.
    Encourage the kids to set up their stand. It’s a classic opportunity for them to learn about money and sales and life.
    Cheers!

 

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