Monday, January 17, 2022

Lemonade, the perfect thirst quencher

Lemonade is ideally the perfect drink to deal with the scorching heat. It does not cost a lot, can be made at home and can also pass for a healthy drink, depending on how sweet one prefers it to be. With lots of ice one can surely make it work.

So the next time you ha guests you might consider wowing them with lemonade, made using the following easy recipe. You also might want to make it in bulk and keep it chilled for your family. Either way, it will surely earn you ample culinary points. The versatility of the drink gives you room to be adventurous with what you want it to accompany, be it sweet or savory treats. Just allow yourself the freedom to explore the endless possibilities!

Play around with the recipe if you like by adding the zest of one lemon to the syrup as you make it, let it seep into the syrup for about 15 minutes before straining it and adding water to dilute.

Simple but perfect lemonade recipe (serves 6)

1 cup white granulated sugar
1 cup of water
1 cup lemon juice
2 to 3 cups cold water to dilute

Method

  1. First make syrup by placing the sugar and water in a small saucepan and bring to simmer. Stir such that the sugar dissolves completely and then remove from the fire. If you opt to add lemon zest this is the perfect time!
  2. Juice lemons if you chose to use fresh ones, 4 to 6 of them should be enough to fill up one cup.
  3. Pour the juice and the syrup sugar water into your juice dispenser, and then add 2 to 3 cups of cold water and taste. Add more water if you would like it to be more diluted; bearing in mind that ice also dilutes the juice further. If the lemonade is too sweet for your liking just add more lemon juice.
  4. Serve with ice and sliced lemon after chilling in the fridge for about an hour and enjoy!

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