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
- In a medium saucepan, combine 2 cups of water with the 2 cups of sugar to make the sugar syrup.
- Heat the water and sugar over medium heat and boil for 10 minutes.
- Allow the sugar water to cool and refrigerate for about 30 minutes or until ready to use.
- In a large pitcher, combine 2 cups of the chilled sugar syrup, 3 cups of water, lemon juice, and lime juice.
- In a small bowl, add 1 cup of the fresh berries and smash for about 20 seconds.
- Add the smashed berries and the remaining 1 cup of fresh berries to the pitcher. Stir well.
- Add the ice cubes and serve.
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.