Saturday, May 21, 2011

Fresh Squeezed Lemonade

Today is absolutely beautiful here in Missoula and I wanted to make some refreshing lemonade to fit the mood of the day. Dusty and I have already started the moving process. We spent the morning cleaning out our outdoor storage unit and found a lot of stuff we forgot we had (oops!). So this lemonade has definitely hit the spot along with a large bowl of cut up watermelon I'm enjoying right now!

Here is what you are going to need (5-6 servings):
-1 cup Sugar
-1/2 cup Boiling water
-1 cup of fresh squeezed Lemon Juice (~4 lemons)
-8 cups Cold Water
-1 Lemon for garnish

In your large pitcher, add the 1 cup of sugar with the 1/2 cup of boiling water. All I did was microwave the water for about 1 minute and it was good to go. Stir the sugar/water until the sugar dissolves.

Freshly squeeze approximately 4 lemons to get 1 cup of lemon juice.
*Handy Tip: Roll and press the lemon on your counter/cutting board before cutting the lemon in half and juicing. This causes the juice to loosen up and be released from the lemon flesh easier when you squeeze it!

Combine the lemon juice and 8 cups of cold water into the pitcher and stir to combine. Pour into a tall glass with some ice and add a lemon slice to garnish!
Enjoy this refreshing drink!


  1. Haley, looks like you and I are on the same page..LOL. Love your pictures too! It is gonna be almost 90 degrees today. Perfect lemonade weather!!

  2. This looks perfect for the high temperatures - delicious and not too sweet which is just the way we like it!
    Thanks for the recipe

  3. YUM! This would be so refreshing right now here in Texas with all the 90+ degree weather we have been experiencing! Good Luck with your move!

  4. That looks like heaven in a glass--plus that pitcher is ADORABLE! :)


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