Friday, May 28, 2010

Food For Friday: Fresh Squeezed Lemonade

Summer has arrived in Colorado and put me in the mood for fresh squeezed lemonade.  We've enjoyed many evenings lately sipping this ice cold treat on the back patio, surrounded by the sweet scent of lilacs drifting in on the summer breeze.  I think this recipe from Paula Deen has just the right amount of sugar, making it sweet, but leaving a hint of tartness and plenty of lemony goodness.  I thought it was the perfect recipe to share with you this holiday weekend!

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup hot water
1 cup fresh lemon juice (5 lemons)
7 cups cold water

In a pitcher, place sugar & hot water, and stir until sugar dissolves.  Add lemon juice and cold water.  Stir until mixed well.  Add a handful of ice and refrigerate until chilled.  Toss in a few lemon slices and stir before serving.  Enjoy!


Jennifer Rizzo said...

Yum! I think I ma going to have to let my girls do a lemonade stand tomorrow!!!

Infarrantly Creative said...

Oh I love lemonade! Fresh squeezed! Yum-o!