In this post I want to show you how to make lemonade from scratch. Lemonade is very refreshing and great for when the weather starts getting hot.
The first thing we have to do for this is make a simple syrup. This is simply a combination of equal parts of sugar and water which you are going to dissolve. Make sure to cool it down completely before adding it to the lemonade. If you have left over syrup store it in the fridge in a closed container for future use.
Actually, in this recipe the first thing I did was prep my strawberry and mint ice cubes ahead of time. This is optional but a nice addition to your lemonade.
Another thing that I did in this recipe is use sparkling water instead of regular. I like the fizz that this adds but you can absolutely make this with regular water without any problems.
I highly recommend that you use freshly squeezed lemon juice and not bottled for this recipe. Bottle juice tends to have a slight bitter after taste. You should need about four largish lemons for this recipe.
Here is how to make lemonade:
Approx. 2 cups sliced strawberries
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
4 cups soda water (sparkling water)
Place small pieces of mint leaves at the bottom of an ice tray.
Blend the strawberries and pour them over the mint leaves. Freeze for a minimum of six hours or up to overnight.
Place the sugar and water in a small pot and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Cool down completely.
Place the lemon juice in a pitcher and add 1/2 cup of the simple syrup. Add the sparkling water and stir.
Add the strawberry mint ice cubes and stir again. Taste for sugar and add more syrup if necessary.
Serve and enjoy!
CALORIES 176.03; FAT 0.28 g (sat 0.02; Mono 0.03; poly 0.11); PROTEIN 0.58 g; FIBER 1.52 g; CARBS 45.42 g; CHOLESTEROL 0.00 mg; IRON 0.36 mg; Sodium 52.46 mg; CALCIUM 26.90 mg