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Old-Fashioned LEMONADE - the Natural Thirst Quencher - beverage recipe
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Old Fashioned Lemonade
I really can’t think of anyone that I know who doesn’t like Lemonade.
It's a tasty and refreshing beverage that quenches your thirst and provides that tart/sweet flavor that tickles your taste buds.
And, Lemonade, made from natural ingredients can be very healthy for you. It's loaded with Vitamin C and other vital nutrients.
Of course, there are numerous sources of Lemonade on the market today, including Powdered Lemonade, Frozen Lemonade Concentrates, and pre-bottled Lemonade drinks. All of which are available in your local supermarket.
If you are going to sue one of these though, I can only suggest that you read the labels and confirm that you are indeed purchasing real Lemonade or at least a reasonable facsimile.
Make sure that it isn’t loaded with strange chemicals that you might not want to put into your body.
This simple recipe for Lemonade is for those of you that want to make a real, natural Lemonade beverage that you, your friends and your family can enjoy.
Of course, as a warning to Diabetics and the seriousl dieters, it will be loaded with sugar, just like Lemonade has been for ages.
If the Sugar is a problem, then there are some great and natural artificial sweeteners available today that you cna substitute.
This recipe makes 6 or more glasses of Lemonade depending on how much water and Ice you use..
And, check out my book of call Old recipes mentioned belowthat is distributed by my publisher. I collected the books recipes from the people who lived in the foothills of the BlueRidge Mountains, when we lived there in the early 70's.
I think that you will love these old and simple recipes from the past.
Cook Time for Old fashioned Lemonade
- Prep time: 10 min
- Cook time: 5 min
- Ready in: 15 min
- Yields: Six Servings or One tall glass per person
Ingredients for Homemade Lemonade
- 11 Lemons, medium size
- 1 cup Sugar, granulated
- 3 cups Water
- 6 sprigs Mint, fresh
Nutritional Content of Old Fashioned Lemonade
|Serving size: 8 ounces|
|Calories from Fat||0|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 0 g|
|Saturated fat 0 g|
|Unsaturated fat 0 g|
|Carbohydrates 40 g||13%|
|Sugar 35 g|
|Fiber 0 g|
|Protein 0 g|
|Cholesterol 0 mg|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
Instructions for Old Fashioned LEMONADE
- Place the Sugar and the Water into a pan and heat until the sugar melts and blends with the water.
- Remove the Sugar water from the stove and set aside.
- Scrape the Zest from 2-3 of the Lemons and set aside. You should have 2-3 tbs. of Lemon Zest.
- Roll the Lemons until all are soft and then cut them all in half.
- Use a spoon and remove the juice and pulp from the Lemons and place it into a Sieve and and remove all of the seeds.
- Press the Juice and Pulp through the Sieve into a large pitcher to be used for serving.
- Add the Sugar water to the Pitcher as well as the Lemon Zest.
- Then place the pitcher into the Fridge and chill until ready to serve.
- Ten Minutes before serving, add ICE CUBES to fill the pitcher, stir well, and allow to sit for about five minutes before serving.
- When serving, pour into individual glasses and top each with a Sprig of fresh Mint.
Cooking with Lemons
NOTES for the Chef
NOTE: Although this recipe uses Sugar, for those of you that must use substitutes, the recipe works well if you skip step-1 and just mix the equivalent artificial sweetener and water together and then follow the rest of the recipe
NOTE: If you drink Lemonade often, try these hints for nice varieties in the flavor.
1- Add some pureed berries to the mixture, such as Blueberries, Strawberries, Raspberries, etc,
2- Add a teaspoon of your favorite spice such as Ginger, Cinnamon, etc,
3- For a little different taste, you can even add a cup of chopped slices of another fruit to the mixture, such as Pineapple, Mango, Peaches, etc.
NOTE: To save a little money, watch the prices of lemons and purchase them when they are low.
NOTE: If you have older lemons, in the house, that have begun to dry out, try this tip. Place the Lemon in a bowl of water for 24-hours, and it will absorb the water and rejuvenate itself.
How to make Lemonade
© 2011 Don Bobbitt