Welcome back Nerdie Foodies! March felt like an eternity and can you believe we are approaching summer so soon?? It is bananas! If you’re anything like me and you have things that are going to expire soon in the fridge and in the pantry, what do we do? I happen to have a large bottle of lemon juice that is about to go. Don’t throw it out! Turn that juice into lemonade!
Surprisingly, the recipe that they had for lemonade on the label is actually quite tasty. Check out this super simple, refreshing, summer drink courtesy of ReaLemon. Let’s go!
What You’ll Need
|Large Punch Bowl or Pitcher||Lemon Juice||1 Cup|
|Pyrex Measuring Cup (for Liquids)||Water (Lukewarm or Cold)||6 Cups|
|Water (Boiled)||½ Cup|
|Large Scoop or Spoon or Spatula||Sugar||1 Cup|
|Extra Bowl for Leftover Lemon Juice (Optional)||Ice Cubes (Optional)|
- Measure out 1 Cup of lemon juice into the Pyrex Measuring Cup. Pour it into the bowl or pitcher.
|Tip: The ratio between lemon juice and sugar is 1:1. If you have too much lemon juice, like I originally did, save it in another bowl for another batch later.|
- Measure out 6 cups of lukewarm or cold water into the Pyrex Measuring Cup. Pour it into the bowl or pitcher
- Measure out ½ cup of boiled water into the Pyrex Measuring Cup. Mix in 1 cup of sugar into the Pyrex Measuring Cup. Use the scoop, spoon, or spatula to mix the sugar water mixture together until the sugar is dissolved (aka. simple syrup).
|Tip: Adjust the sweetness of the lemonade by adding more or less sugar to the boiled water. Do not change the liquid requirement unless you are increasing or decreasing the entire recipe.|
- Pour the simple syrup into the bowl or pitcher.
- Use the scoop, spoon, or spatula to mix everything together.
- Cover with plastic wrap or pitcher lid and place it into the fridge for at least 1hr to chill.
- Pull out the punch bowl or pitcher and serve.
- Optional: Place ice cubes into your drinking cups if the lemonade is still not cool enough.
This recipe from ReaLemon has turned into one of my family’s favourite lemonade recipes. It’s not too sweet and not too tart. It’s got the right balance between the two tastes. Super simple to make and whip up on the day of without it being too fussy. You can of course adjust the sweetness of the lemonade to your liking when you make the simple syrup. We found that we didn’t need to. This recipe is also great to make ahead of time and just leave it in the fridge until it needs to be served.
What is your favourite summertime drink? Let us know in the comments below of your favourite refreshers! Share it with us on social media. We’d love to see your favourite summer drinks!
‘Til next time,