Sunday, April 15, 2012

Recipe: Freshly Squeezed Lemonade

As we were driving home from Iris late one night last week we found ourselves going right past Evelyn & Brian's home which is also home to our favorite thriving lemon tree.  Naturally, we didn't hesitate to pull over and pluck a few.

Freshly Squeezed Lemonade

I finally got around to juicing 'em up this afternoon.

Freshly Squeezed Lemonade

Our twelve GINORMOUS Meyer Lemons yielded just over 4 cups of juice.  Which, in turn, produced one gallon of lemonade plus two cups of juice left over for Farilla's smoothies, and such.

Freshly Squeezed Lemonade

Freshly Squeezed Lemonade

Sugar Syrup recipe:
2c sugar
2c water

In a small saucepan, combine sugar and water. Bring to boil and stir to dissolve sugar. Let syrup cool.

Lemonade recipe:
10c water
2 1/2c freshly squeezed lemon juice
3c sugar syrup

In pitcher (or in my case, two 2-quart/half gallon mason jars), stir together syrup, lemon juice and water. Chill.

Yields about a gallon.

A huge thanks to our friends, E & B, for so generously sharing their delicious lemons with us!

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