Thursday, July 19, 2012

Berry Lemonade

My favorite drink is Sweet Tea. Oh, today's blog isn't about Sweet Tea but my second favorite drink: the great, the tangy, lemonade. Yea! My favorite friend asked if I still had some blueberries left. My supply is slow diminishing but don't worry I am going to freeze the rest.
Some children have their Dad build them tree houses. My oldest daughter had her Dad build her a lemonade stand. It turned out pretty good. My youngest children have already been trying to talk me into letting them put up the stand. Then I would have to share my lemonade and that is pretty hard. Now, the sweets I make I have no problem sharing but lemonade is a different problem.
Berry Lemonade
2 cups water for the sugar syrup
2 cups sugar for the sugar syrup
3 cups water
2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
2 cups of fresh berries (I used blueberries and raspberries.)
3 cups ice cubes

Directions:
  1. In a medium saucepan, combine 2 cups of water with the 2 cups of sugar to make the sugar syrup.
  2. Heat the water and sugar over medium heat and boil for 10 minutes.
  3. Allow the sugar water to cool and refrigerate for about 30 minutes or until ready to use.
  4. In a large pitcher, combine 2 cups of the chilled sugar syrup, 3 cups of water, lemon juice, and lime juice.
  5. In a small bowl, add 1 cup of the fresh berries and smash for about 20 seconds.
  6. Add the smashed berries and the remaining 1 cup of fresh berries to the pitcher. Stir well.
  7. Add the ice cubes and serve.
Recipe adapted from The Pastry Queen by Rebecca Rather.
Did you already know....
-One lemon will produce about 2 to 3 Tbsp of juice.
-According to Guinness World Records, the largest lemon weighed  11 lbs. 9.7 oz.
-The largest lemon was grown in Israel in 2003.

2 comments:

  1. I was just talking to someone the other day about how blueberries and lemons go together so well! I love that you combined blueberries with lemonade! Definitely a great hot weather treat!

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  2. I love this drink but it is hard to drink blueberries through a straw!

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