Cool and Refreshing Homemade Lemonade - It Doesn't Get Any Simpler Than This

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In my opinion homemade lemonade runs a close second to sweet tea, the southern favorite.  We can all relate to a cool and thrust quenching glass of lemonade on a hot summers day.

If you live in the south or have every visited you most likely have had the opportunity to taste this southern beverage favorite.  

If you missed out you have come to the right place to get a second chance.

Any respectable southern restaurant will surely have this refreshing drink on their beverage menu. What I like most about this lemonade recipe is its simplicity.

Just add freshly squeezed lemon juice and sugar, the stir and pour over ice to serve a cool and refreshing drink.

When it's scorching hot outside you can serve up a freshly squeezed glass of lemonade, the anytime drink.  Here is the lemonade recipe that I follow:

Quick and Easy Lemonade Recipe

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 4 lemons
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 quarts water
  • honey to taste
  • ice

Recipe Instructions:

  1. It doesn't get any simpler than this. Rinse lemons thoroughly. Next you want to prepare the lemons for squeezing. Roll whole lemons with the palm of your hands on the kitchen counter top to break up the pulp and produce more juice.
  2. Next cut lemons in half and squeezed out the juice. If you have a juicer use it, if not just squeeze your juice into a bowl. Strain the lemon juice through a fine strainer to remove seeds.
  3. Pour lemon juice into a two quart pitcher. Add sugar and water, then stir vigorously until sugar is completely dissolved. Add you favorite honey to taste. Serve lemonade with ice.

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Enjoy your Refreshing Lemonade.

When selecting lemons for homemade lemonade, it’s important to pick fruit that is firm and heavy for its size.

Smaller lemons will be more tart than larger ones, so you may want to opt for those if you prefer a tangier juice.

Look for lemons with smooth skin and no brown spots, which indicate the flesh underneath has not gone bad.

If you can’t find fresh lemons, look for jars of concentrated lemon juice at your grocery store; just make sure to read the label carefully as some products can contain added sugars or preservatives.

With these tips in mind, you're sure to have a delicious glass of homemade lemonade!