A Taste of the Sweet Life

August 3, 2009 at 8:32 pm Leave a comment

We all know the standard lemonade recipe:

6 Cups Lemon Juice
1 Cup Sugar
6 Cups Water
Serves 6

Yet, that is only the very shallow surface of possibilities for what you could to make a tasty cup of lemonade.  Paula Deen has her own recipe that runs as follows:

2 cups sugar

1 cup hot water

2 cups fresh lemon juice

1 gallon cold water

1 lemon, sliced

Mint sprigs, for garnish

This gets a little more creative but still isn’t up to the task of winning our Best Tasting Lemonade contest I think.  What about this recipe found on the Disney Familyfun website:

1 11.5-oz. can frozen concentrate strawberry or any berry mix juice

24 raspberries or 8 strawberries, sliced (optional)

2 quarts water

1 1/3 cups sugar (or more, to taste)

1 1/3 cups fresh lemon juice

8 lemon slices

8 mint sprigs

1. Pour the juice concentrate and 1 can of water into a pitcher. Mix to combine, then pour the juice into two ice cube trays, adding raspberries or sliced strawberries if you wish. Freeze. Combine the 2 quarts of water and the sugar in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil and stir to combine. Reduce to a simmer and cook until the sugar is dissolved, about 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Strain the lemon juice through a fine sieve into the sugar syrup. Chill. Slit each lemon slice once, from center to rind, then press the slits onto eight glasses. Fill each glass with 3 berry ice cubes and the lemonade. Garnish with a mint sprig. Makes 8 glasses.

Now I think we are getting somewhere. We’ve had kids add in ginger ale, other fruits, and all other sorts of concoctions to get the best tasting lemonade possible. One kid didn’t even bother to make lemonade and instead made lemon scented hand sanitizer! The only limitation for kids is their imagination which is the way it should be.


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