Saturday, July 2, 2011

My Main Squeeze

There's nothing more welcoming in the Southern summer heat, than sitting on a porch sipping a tall, cold glass of homemade lemonade.

2 cups sugar
1 cup of HOT water
2 cups of fresh lemon juice ( approx 12 lemons )
1 gallon cold water
1 lemon, sliced
Mint sprigs for garnish

In a 1 gallon container, place sugar and hot water, and stir until sugar dissolves.
Add lemon juice and cold water to render 1 gallon. Stir until well mixed.
Pour lemonade over glasses of ice, squeeze slice of lemon on top of each, and garnish with a sprig of mint.

dolce far niente ( sweet doing nothing )


Sharon said...

I love homemade lemonade, so much better than even the frozen!

Vicki said...

OH! Lemonade is one of my favorites! This looks so refreshing..supposed to be 96 here tomorrow....Your lemonade would be so good! Have a wonderful weekend!

Betsy Brock said...

that's exactly how I make it! It comes out perfect every time!

Christine said...

Lemonade in the summer; ain't nothing better! Save me a glass Jo!

DJan said...

That sounds just delicious! Mmmmmm.....

Susan Freeman said...

My favorite! I'll be right over. Have a safe and happy 4th!!

Lots of love and hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Deanna said...

Dear Jo, Lemonade!!!
I had two big drinks of it today as we shopped! It was wonderful.

This recipe you have shared will be tried. I know it must be goooood.

Sweet blessings to you,

MadSnapper said...

i would love a glass of your main squeeze, and it even LOOKS pretty and i know it TASTES pretty

Stella Jones said...

Nothing like fresh lemonade on a hot summer's day. Yours look delicious!

Patsy said...

Thank You I will have a glass on this lovly hot July day.

John Going Gently said...

thank you for this
I will make "brits own" lemonade for our open day!x

Bernideen said...

How lovely for you to share this recipe!

Maura @ Kisiwa Creek Photography said...

Oh yum Jo....this looks so refreshing. Now I wish I had bought fresh lemons when we went to the city the other day! You know...I've NEVER made fresh lemonade so I think I'm going to give this a try. Hubby can't have much citrus so he makes iced tea so this would be ALL MINE...pretty much ;) Oh I also wanted to tell you that I made your Lemonade Pie and it was DELICIOUS...hubby wanted it every night until it was gone and he had huge pieces. Anyway he told me to tell you 'thank you!' :) I hope you have a wonderful Forth OF July...
Maura :)

Anonymous said...

When I was a kid my Mom made real, hand squeezed lemonade...nothing like it in the summertime. Unless it was old timey southern ice tea. Which poured like 40W motor oil because it had so much sugar in it. Sadly I don't do sugar (or tea for that matter) that much anymore but I can sure remember how good these homemade refreshers tasted on a steamy hot southern day!

George said...

This looks and sounds delicious. I'll be right over!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Jo, I'm not sure, I had a similar recipe like this from last year that may have come from you but I can't find it--THANK YOU for posting what is the perfect drink for a summer day--I hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

katie eggeman said...

Lrmonade sounds great today now that summer has finally arrived in So Cal.

Anonymous said...

Bless you again, Jo, for
another result-perfect recipe.Delicious lemonade!
As promised, I made
another Lemonade pie and
experimented with Limeade
in a chocolate pie crust,
following your original
formula and we obtained
another home-run. Cooling
and refreshing and heartily recommended ~ Hope you, yours and your followers
had a spirited and joyous
Independence Day.... God
bless our beloved America!