recipe-a-week #25: classic lemonade
What happened? August is here, and it totally snuck up on me. The sun has finally decided to grace us with is presence, so we've been outside and at the beach and doing things like making homemade lemonade and picking beans and raspberries in the garden. And I haven't been taking any pictures!
You know how some things aren't worth the pain of making from scratch? This completely is - it's not at all like any lemonade I have ever tasted. It's amazing. I bought a bag of 10 lemons for $2.99 last week, and decided that this was to be their fate.
I looked up Martha's Classic Lemonade recipe in this book, halved it, and whipped it up. As Ingrid says, holy yum.
Fresh lemonade seems to be just the thing for picnics or barbecues, and making it couldn't be simpler. This perennial favorite requires just 3 ingredients: lemon juice, sugar, and water. This means it won't take much time away from a leisurely summer afternoon to mix a batch. To make 2 quarts, pour 3 cups of fresh lemon juice (from about 20 lemons) through a fine sieve into a pitcher. Add 2 cups of superfine sugar, and stir until it has dissolved. Stir in 4 cups of water and some ice, and then garnish with lemon slices.
That's it! I popped in some fresh raspberries from the garden and mashed them up a bit. Yum. I also froze some until it was slushy for a yummy treat last night. Holy yum.