Friday, March 7, 2008

How to make lemonade

How to make lemonade

Despite it's simplicity, lemonade is a very delicious drink that's great for picnics in summer and a refreshing drink anytime. It's easy to make and takes very little time, which makes it very popular. Homemade lemonade tastes much better than commercial lemonade as it's made from freshly squeezed lemons. Here's a recipes on how to make the perfect tasting lemonade. It's extremely simple, yet so very refreshing.

Ingredients you will need:

Enough lemons to get 1 cup of juice (around 5 lemons, depends on the size).
One cup of sugar
One cup of warm water
Four cups of cold water
Ice cubes


Step 1 - Roll the lemons on a hard surface, this will help you squeeze out more juice.
Step 2 - Slice each lemon in half, squeeze it until you can get no more juice. You may want to use a fork to press the insides to get even more juice. Lemon peels can be used for washing dishes.
Step 3 - Strain the lemon juice to remove pulp. You can skip this step, but I enjoy drinking lemon juice without pulp bits in it.
Step 4 - In another container, mix the cup of sugar with the cup of warm water. Stir well to produce a sweet syrup mixture. Ensure that all the sugar is dissolved, if it doesnt, add a little hot water and try again.
Step 5 - Mix the strained lemon juice with the sugar syrup. You now have lemonade concentrate which you can refrigerate for later use. The lemon juice will prevent the mixture from spoiling too soon.
Step 6 - When you want to make lemonade to drink, Add about 5 cups of cold water to the mixture and stir. You can add ice cubes too, but not too many until it becomes very diluted.
Step 7 - Serve and enjoy.

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