Sunday, May 25, 2008

Heck Yes Lemonade

It was beautiful yesterday. And I got my first copy of Everyday Food. And Meredith came over for dinner. And I was feeling exceptionally demonstrative of my love for Timmy. So I decided to go buy lemons and make lemonade for my honey.

Two cups of lemon juice (from 30 small lemons or about 15 large lemons)
One and a half cups of sugar
One cup of water
Plenty of cold water and ice cubes.

Squeeze your lemons first. It took me forever, I got really sticky, and my hands started hurting after lemon #8. Once you have your lemon juice safely squeezed, put your sugar and one cup water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Stir continuously for about two minutes until the sugar is dissolved. Stir in your lemon juice (be sure to strain it to remove any wayward seeds) and six-ish cups of cold water. Chill for two hours or more, and serve over ice.

It was delicious, but a little too sweet for our taste. Next time I get a hankering to squeeze a shit ton of lemons, I'll only use a cup and a quarter of sugar, and then keep making adjustments from there until I get it right.

The boring stuff:
Makes about five 12-oz servings. About.
Difficulty: 3. but only because it takes so long.
Takes about an hour to prepare, plus at least two hours to chill.

1 comment:

britta said...

why do you boil the sugar?