Lemonade is an easy homemade drink that can go well with outdoor summer and spring entertainment. This drink is made from the squeezed out fresh lemons (that can be both sweet and sour) and is a really refreshing beverage for anyone.
In order to prepare any food well, you need to go that extra mile so that you make your basics extra better. The best way to make homemade lemonade with lemons is as follows:
What Are The Ingredients Required?
- 8 to 10 medium sized lemons to make a 1 and half cup lemonade
- Half cup of water to make a simple syrup
- 1 and a half cup of sugar
- Refreshingly cold water- 1cup
These ingredients are good enough to prepare about one and a half cup of lemonade syrup which can be then used to prepare the drink at home.
How to Make Homemade Lemonade with Lemon Juice: Method of Preparation
Squeezing Out The Lemons to Get Lemon Juice:
Make sure the lemons you take are warm or at room temperature so that it is easier to squeeze out the juice. If not you can allow the lemons to become warm by placing them in hot water for thirty seconds. You can also microwave them for 20 to 30 seconds to make them warm so that it squeezes well and to the maximum.
Once the lemons are warmed, roll them on a smooth surface till you feel the lemon flesh softening. Cut them cross wise and then place them in a juicer. Apply enough pressure and twist the lemon to extract the juice out of it. You can also remove the juice manually if you do not want to make use of the juicer extractors.
If you want pulpy homemade lemonade, you can collect the extra pulp deposited at the bottom of the juicer by removing the seeds.
Preparing The Lemon Syrup:
Bring half cup water to boil in a sauce pan. To this add one and a half cup sugar. Cook this in medium low heat till the sugar completely dissolves. Then remove the pan from the cooking range and add the already prepared fresh lemon juice. Stir well so that the juice is mixed thoroughly.
This lemon syrup made can be mixed with water to make lemonade or can be stored in the refrigerator until required. You can add this lemon syrup to 4 cups of water to make a great refreshing lemonade drink at home. Check for sweetness and add sugar or water if needed.
Tip: When serving lemon juice, add three-quarters teaspoon of grated lemon zest for additional flavour. Put the pitcher which holds the lemonade in the refrigerator and allow it to cool for at least 5 minutes.
Besides the above simple and old fashioned homemade lemonade method to make the drink you can check out various homemade lemonade recipes that can help you make various different lemonade drinks to try at home.
It will be good if you can serve these lemonade drinks in transparent glasses. You can make homemade lemonade the next time you invite guests over a barbecue party or at a picnic. This is surely one great drink that will quench everyone’s thirst to the hilt.