The most refreshing drink of all times….Fresh Squeezed Lemonade
Fresh squeezed lemonade is the only way to go. For me nothing, but fresh squeezed will do. I don’t like powdered mixes. They don’t even taste like lemonade. Frozen concentrate lemonades are a bit too sweet. But homemade….yep….it’s the only way to go!
What do you need to make fresh squeezed lemonade?
Three ingredients are all you need: lemons, sugar and water. That’s it! I like my lemonade a bit on the tart side. If you like yours a bit sweeter, you can add a touch more sugar.
Do I need to use fresh lemon juice?
Yes! Bottled lemon juice just isn’t the same as fresh squeezed lemon juice. You want the very best when making this lemonade. My mom will often squeeze lemons and freeze them in one cup containers. Pure frozen lemon juice can be used in this recipe.
For me fresh squeezed lemonade is so perfectly refreshing. Nothing quenches my thirst quite like an ice-cold lemonade. Lemons are loaded with vitamins and drinking lemonade is supposed to help keep you calm and cool! I always feel like it hydrates me and gives me a little pick-me-up. Another lemonade recipe I make is Raspberry Lemonade.
A few other great recipes using fresh lemons:
- Lemon Blueberry Bread
- Lemon Cupcakes
- Lemon Buttercream
- Raspberry Lemon Muffins
- Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
- Lemon Rosemary Chicken
- Lemon Curd
Fresh squeezed lemonade
- 1 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice 4-6 lemons
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 quarts water
- slices lemon for garnish - optional
- Mix lemon juice, sugar, and water together in a pitcher.
- Stir until sugar is dissolved.
- Serve over ice.
If adding ice to the pitcher, reduce the amount of water added. The ice will dilute the lemonade slightly when melting.