Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Old Fashioned Lemonade

Now that it's July and hotter than heck but not quite as hot as Texas, it's the perfect time to make lemonade. Not much sounds better to me than sitting outside under a shade tree with a good book and a cold glass of lemonade.

If you've never made lemonade, it's pretty easy to make, you just have to be willing to play around with the proportions, depending on how tart your lemons may or may not be.

My recipe starts with the juice of 12 lemons. I also set another lemon aside to slice and float in the lemonade. We happen to have a juicer, and it strains the pulp pretty well. I'm not a big fan of the pulp, but Peanut Head loves it.

Even though I strained the pulp, you can see that the process isn't perfect. It sure is tasty though.

Want a glass?

Here's the basic recipe. Don't be afraid to tinker with it and adjust it to your own personal tastes. You might also like to try Strawberry-Watermelon Lemonade for a different spin. It's one of Peanut Head's specialities.


  1. That's sounds like a perfect summer treat:-)

  2. Hmm...I think I might try this. I need to add juicer to the wedding registry!

  3. Only one place I know of is hotter than TEXAS...and we don't want to go there. Your lemonade sounds delicious, neighbor. :)


  4. you should try making a simple syrup rather than's amazing that way :)

  5. That sounds really delicious! I wish I lived closer and we could sit out under your shade tree and sip lemonade together!

  6. Mmmmm! Looks fantastic! The only thing better than having a glass of that lemonade would be drinking it with you while scrapping!!

  7. We have the same juicer and I am not a fan of pulp. (just had to say that!)

    I wish that I had some lemons around here, I had to make grapefruit juice today.

  8. This delicious! Can't wait to try!

    Visiting from SITS!