Mar 15, 2012

OLD-SCHOOL LEMONADE

when life gives you lemons... why not make some lemonade! i always get a bit carried away when buying fruit and veg and went a little crazy on a recent lemon purchase - all with the good intension of adding a few slices to hot water in the morning (as per my post on lemons and their fab cleansing qualities). so now i have quite a few in the fridge that i would like to find a use for so i can fit some more palatable fruits in their place!

lemonade definitely presented as a more exciting option than hot water with lemon, and with a recipe as easy as this i was done in no time - ready to enjoy a refreshing beverage on my balcony with a view of madrid's rooftops

how?

1 cup of water
3/4 cup of sugar
6-7 lemons

heat the water and sugar in a small saucepan until the sugar is dissolved. leave the sugar water mix to cool. juice the lemons and strain any seeds and/or pulp. add the lemon juice to the sugar water and stir to combine. serve over ice with a wedge of lemon and a few sprigs of fresh mint if you happen to have some at hand!

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