Friday, April 25, 2008


Mr. Bear requested that I post this recipe immediately, as today's lemonade was some of the best he's had.

Could it have been the hour of forced labor he'd just gone through, taking photinias out of the yard with Dad and a chain saw?

Did he know it had three ingredients?

Regardless, here is the recipe- it's straight from the back of our bottle of Real Lemon, which is what I served today. I made it a few weeks ago with fresh-squeezed lemon juice, and it was AMAZING. But, so sad...I drank it all before anyone else got home!

Fresh Lemonade

1 cup lemon juice
1 cup sugar
6 1/2 cups water

berries (frozen or fresh raspberries or strawberries work well)

1. Mix lemon juice and sugar in a pitcher
2. Add water
3. Serve cold.

If desired, throw some berries in the bottom of your glass, muddle slightly with a spoon, and pour the lemonade over everything. This is my favorite! Mint might also be nice, but you may need to use a straw or strain it out. I've heard that lavender is nice, but I think you'd have to boil the lavender, sugar, and lemon juice together to make a flavored simple syrup and then strain before adding the water. And Aunt LoLo can tell you to NOT add the hot mixture to your favorite pitcher, and then pour ice cold water into the mix. Broke that sad little pitcher right down the middle!

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