Friday, June 27, 2014

Homemade Lemonade Made Easy!!

Summer is here and it is getting really hot!! It is very important to keep ourselves hydrated during hot weather days. Water and juices are the common drinks people prefer for hydration. Juices are better because we get the goodness of fruits and veggies and we use the base as water. So we keep ourselves healthy and hydrated.Lemonade is one such drink.

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.


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


  • 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!!

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