I have a tendency to overbuy ingredients. This weekend was no different. I bought too many lemons for my Breakfast Martini and I was left with a heck of a lot of juice.
Luckily, I love lemonade. So I made my very own fresh-squeezed glass. I also whipped up one (on the right) for my husband with an added surprise – only I’m not sure how he liked it.
Here’s what you need to do to make a traditional batch:
1) Measure ¾ cup sugar
2) Measure 1 cup water
3) Pour the contents into a saucepan
4) Heat it up and stir until all of the sugar dissolves
5) Add this mixture to 1 cup of fresh squeezed lemon juice
6) Pour 3 cups of cold water on top
7) Put the whole thing in the fridge for 40 min
Pour into ice-filled glasses. Serves about 6.
Homemade lemonade is an excellent non-alcoholic alternative to serve party guests who are pregnant, driving or just don’t like hard stuff. A good hostess caters to everyone’s needs. Your guests will also appreciate the effort and be thankful you made a drink just as special as everyone else’s.
Plus lemon juice and sugar syrup (which you made in the saucepan) can be used in a variety of other cocktails as well.
Now for the added kick I put in my husband’s drink. I mixed up a glass of lemonade with a shot of ABSOLUT VODKA and ¼ shot of TEICHENNE VANILLA SCHNAPPS. I like the combination of vanilla and lemon but I think my husband was a bit disappointed. The vanilla flavour hides some of the lemon’s zing. So maybe this one was a failure.
Oh well. This will be one I have to work on.