Memorial Day Lemonades


Lemonades to celebrate

Memorial Day is a day of celebration in the US to commemorate those that have served in protecting their country. Due to its celebratory status, it is the ideal day to make homemade food and drinks and share the time with family and friends.

Lemonades are great beverages of choice for the occasion and can be easily made with:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 3 to 4 extra cups cold water

1. Make simple syrup by heating the sugar and water in a small saucepan until the sugar is completely dissolved.

2. While the sugar is dissolving, use a juicer to extract the juice from 4 to 6 lemons, enough for one cup of juice.

3. Add the lemon juice and the sugared water to a pitcher. Add the extra 3 to 4 cups of cold water, and dilute to desired strength. Refrigerate 30 to 40 minutes. If the lemonade is a little sweet for your taste, add some more lemon juice to it.

Mixing techniques for lemonades

Some people like to shake their lemonade in order to properly mix the ingredients together. However, you may also like to blend your mixture. If you like the authenticity of hand mixing the ingredients then this method will probably suit you best. However, a blended mixture is better for those who like smoother textures to their drinks.

For pink lemonade, add 1 or 2 tsp dried hibiscus and mint leaves for garnishing. Or you can swap your lemons for limes if you want to make limeade instead!

Find more interesting twists and recipes for lemonades on Recipebridge.

Posted by RecipeBridge Staff Writer May 23rd 2012
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