One of my guilty pleasures this summer is without a doubt my terrace. I have no words to describe how much I love this outdoor space. I have full sun all day long, from early morning to late afternoon, making it ideal for growing my citrus and other edibles.
With all of this wonderful sun and heat, comes the need for refreshing drinks. I would love to tell you that I made this lemonade with all of my lemons, but the truth is, I’m still waiting for mine to ripen, but you can be sure that as soon as they are ready, I will enjoy them without hesitation.
Since my own Meyer lemons were not ready to be consumed, I turned to the next best alternative, store bought organic lemons. I buy organic as much as possible. I find they taste better and I don’t have to worry about nasty pesticide residue.
I also use organic cane sugar in the preparation of this simple syrup, and of course filtered water. I make my simple syrup with one cup of sugar and one cup of water. If you prefer something less sweet, use only 3/4 cup of sugar. This recipe will make 6 cups of lemonade (perfect to fill up my pretty bottle 😜 ).
- 1 cup of simple syrup (1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar)
- 4 cups of cold water (I use filtered water)
- 1 cup of lemon juice (about 6 lemons)
- 1 lemon (sliced)
- Start by making the simple syrup by combining 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water in a sauce pan, bringing the mixture to a gentle boil until the sugar has dissolved.
- Chill the simple syrup in the fridge.
- In a bottle or a pitcher, mix the simple syrup with 1 cup of lemon juice and 4 cups of cold water.
- Add in the lemon slices.
- Chill for 2 to 3 hours before serving.