by gwen harlow

Fresh-squeezed fizzy Meyer lemonade for summer!

Posted by on Jun 21, 2011 in garden, photo, recipe | 0 comments

Fresh-squeezed

Fresh-squeezed fizzy Meyer lemonade

Pick a bunch of lemons.
Juice them.
Add sugar [or honey/stevia/agave/whatever sweetener you like].
I usually do about 1 c. sugar to 2 c. lemon juice. I think most people like it sweeter.
Mix well. I have a locking pitcher so I just close it up and shake like crazy for a minute or two.

This is your lemon starter — it’s good in the fridge for at least a week, probably much longer, but ours never lasts that long.

Fill a glass 3/4 way with fizzy water [or regular water, if you don't like the fizzy] and a couple ice cubes.

Top off with the lemon starter — this is highly subjective, but general guidelines are as follows:

- if your drink is too sweet, your starter needs more lemons.
- if it’s too tart, more sugar in your starter.
- too watery, more starter with your water.
- too sweet and tart? Add more water.

I make my lemonade glass by glass — if you want a full jug all at once, just fill up your pitcher with water. Et voila!

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If you’re feeling adventurous, toss in some

- strawberry juice [slice strawberries, toss with a sprinkling of sugar and a tbsp or two of water, let sit overnight, mash and/or puree, depending on how chunky you like things]
- ginger syrup [I'll bet vanilla-ginger is divine, too]
- lavender syrup [boil, cool, strain, and store: 1/2 c. dried lavender, 1 c. sugar, 1 c. water].

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