Refreshing Homemade Lemonade in the Summer Heat !

//Refreshing Homemade Lemonade in the Summer Heat !

Refreshing Homemade Lemonade in the Summer Heat !

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You can buy all kinds juice , but nothing beats a glass of ice cold, fresh and  homemade lemonade.
Have you not tasted it yet … I really recommend that you to give it a try.

This takes juice to new heights.

As a base for all types of lemonade you must have lemon lemonade.  You will get the recipe in this posting.
It is so good as it is added  water and lots of ice cubes.
Furthermore, I will in  the next few days  post several types of tastes to add to the lemonade, made of what you see in the picture above.

All of the fruits and berries I have chosen to my lemonades has great fresh taste and will also give the lemonade  lovely colors. This is a luxury drink sitting in the sun  in your garden, with a drinking straw and a high SPF :)

You need a cutting board, sharp knife and a grater for the lemon zest. You can use a standard grater, if you don`t have  a zest.

You will also need a lemon squeezer of one kind or another. I love my large  squeezer I foud in a second hand store.

My portion is from 11 large ripe lemons and it yield 38 fl oz (1.1 liter)   concentrat.
The darker  yellow lemons contains  most juice and is easiest to squeeze, so pick them :)

First pour boiling water over the lemons, and let them soak in the hot water  for 1 minute. That releases some of the sweetness in the lemon juice.

Remove the  lemons from the water and roll them hard against the table until you feel that they softens.
My «assistant» and «chief of tasting» were eager to help me today.

This process will make sure you get moste of the juice sqeezed from the lemons.

Cut the lemons in half and squeeze  as much juice as you can. It’s fine  if some of the flesh  comes with, but all the stones should be removed.

Grate the peel of 1 to 2 lemons and add it to the  pressed juice. Remember that the white layer under the yellow skin tastes bitter, so try to avoid to grate that.

Mixing the concentrate:

  • 3.5 fl oz (1 dl) squeezed lemon juice
  • grated lemon peel
  • 1.2 fl oz (35 ml) water
  • 2.3 oz (65 gr) sugar

Measure up how much lemon juice you have, and set aside.
Measure up the right  amount of sugar and water and poure it in a sauce pan. On high heat bring it to a boil and let it simmer for 5 minutes befor pouring in the lemon juice.
Bring it to a boil once more  while constantly stirring.

If you want you can strain the concentrate. Put it in the fridge to cool.

The concentrate will stay fresh for 5 days, or you can freeze.

Mixing a drink :

  • 1 part concentrate
  • 4 parts water

Mix up a mug full and keep in the fridge, and when the summer heat becomes too much … fill your glass with ice cubes and pour in some cold lemonade. Garnish if desired with strawberry, lemon, mint leaves or elderflowers and a drinking straw.

This lovely mug, I have borrowed  from my good neighbor, and as «thanks»  she got it back as you see it in the picture.

I hope they enjoyed the  lemonade :)

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By | 2011-07-02T23:24:00+00:00 juli 2nd, 2011|Homemade from nature !|0 Comments

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