Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Homemade Lemonade

Lemonade is a refreshing drink at any time of the day. It is the favorite drink of my DH. Homemade lemonade has its own unique taste and is heavenly to taste. I usually make a lot of concentrated lemonade and then dilute it whenever needed. You can make a lot of variations to the taste by adding fresh basil or mint leaves or any fresh herb to the lemonade and give it a variety of flavors too.



Ingredients:

Lemon/ Lime - 5-6 (About 1/2 cup of lemon juice)
Sugar - 2 cups
Water - 3 cups

Method:

  • We start by making a simple syrup for the lemonade. Add the 3 cups of water in a vessel and add sugar to it. 


  • Bring it to a boil until all the sugar dissolves completely in the water. Let the simple syrup cool down completely.

  • Meanwhile, squeeze the juice out of the lemons and keep it aside. We should be able to get about 1 cup of lemon juice from 6 lemon.

  • Once the simple syrup has cooled completely, add the lemon juice into it.
  • Mix it well and bottle it. You can store this in the refrigerator for bout 2-3 weeks. 
  • Take quarter cup of concentrated lemonade and dilute it with 2/3rd cup of water. Chop a few mint leaves and add it to the lemonade. Serve chilled and Enjoy!!

23 comments:

Pia said...

lovely presentation.

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savitha ramesh said...

My all time fav........a cooling companion

aipi said...

A real thirst quencher..looks so very refreshing!


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Satya said...

its my favorite too ...yummy
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My attempt at The Julie/Julia project said...

ooh love to have a glass right now... wish it was summer :)

Vandana Rajesh said...

Refreshing and delicious.

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Very nice Post with steps...

Satya said...

Thank you for the recipe I have been looking for this for a long time.. Can I do the same way with oranges pls?

G said...

Yeah Satya, You can do the same with oranges and grapefruit..

Priya Sreeram said...

a refreshing cooler !

Pushpa said...

Refreshing and healthy drink.

Kitchen Boffin said...

my fav.. very refreshing..

Priya said...

Definitely a thirsty quencher,looks refreshing..

Prathima Rao said...

Looks refreshing...;)

jeyashrisuresh said...

very refreshing drink. will try this soon

Jay said...

too tempting clicks...irresistable..

Am your newest follower now..:)
Tasty appetite

chitraj.hegde said...

Lovely and simple drink..very good friend for summer.....first time here..ur space looks great.....

Swathi said...

Easy refreshing drink.

Satrupa said...

Hi Gayu .....

You reminded me of my childhood days .... This used to be my favorite summer drink. Nothing can be more refreshing than nimbu paani.

Cheers,
Satrupa

http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

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Krithi's Kitchen said...

Thanks for the recipe... Good one to make and store in advance..

Padhu said...

Nice pictures and refreshing drink
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Sharmilee! :) said...

My fav...refreshing drink..thanks for sharing