Tuesday, August 31, 2010


So you get some lemons and then you'll need sugar, ice, and optionally, spirits such as rum or bourbon.  if you're complaining that the lemons cost almost as much as a six pack, then buy limes instead and refer to the recipe below.

squeeze lemons over a wire strainer into a container until you have at least 1 cup of fresh lemon juice.

meanwhile make a simple syrup with 3/4c sugar and 1c water.

combine these two liquids in a 1L jar, top off with water. chill.

then put ice cubes in a tall glass and mix 1 part spirits to 3 parts lemonade. you could also drink the lemonade by itself.

1 comment:

  1. This recipe would work with the sour oranges that we have here in the Valley. I have had some Sour-Orangeade made by the wife of my friend, Jose', and his description of the process sounded pretty much like this recipe. He stressed that the important thing was to dissolve the sugar in the water before mixing with the orange juice.