Recently, I was walking around my neighborhood, as one does with an excessive amount of time on their hands and no social interactions to fill it with. And I took a deep breath. Not just any deep breath, but a deep breath through my nose, inhaling the deep smells of nature. But wait! It smelled of Fall. Appalled, I looked around and saw leaves starting to coat the ground. Was summer really almost over? To cope with the impeding demise of summer, I decided to make the only thing that might possibly convince myself that summer still has a little more time: Classic Lemonade. Yes, Ice Cold Classic Lemonade, to help me forget the passing of time and space. Getting too deep for you? Whoops. Back to our regularly scheduled content.
Lemonade is such a simple recipe. With just three ingredients and a little bit of time, you could be lounging on your front porch, enjoying an ice cold cup of Classic Lemonade, and watching the beautiful colors of summer. All you need is water, sugar, and a lot of lemons. You might be wondering how many lemons? And, I would answer with a simple, it depends. My recipe calls for 1 1/2 cups of lemon juice. For me, that took about 5-6 medium sized lemons, and a lot of squeezing. If your lemons are smaller, you might need more. If your lemons are bigger, you might need less. Just try to get as close to 1 1/2 cups of lemon juice as possible.
For making the syrup, you just need equal parts water and sugar. In this recipe, I used 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar, but if you decide to adjust the recipe just remember to maintain equal parts water and sugar.
I’m a huge fan of anything lemon flavored. Lemon is a staple in our household. For example, we love lemon so much that we even bought a baby lemon tree from LemonCitrusTree. I’m so excited for the day when it starts producing fruit and we can make lemonade any day we want!
Anyways, that was a tad off topic. I hope you really enjoy this lemonade recipe. It is sweet, lemony, and so refreshing. Also, if you end up having some extra lemon juice and zest left over, you should use it to make some amazing Vegan Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes! Or use it in our recipes for either Vegan Lemon Dill Aioli Sauce or Lemon Mustard Vinaigrette. Whatever you make, make sure to pair it with a delicious cup of Classic Lemonade.