Friday, July 19, 2013
Summer is in full swing. When I think of summer, I think of outdoor activities such as the beach, the heat, and then, lots of lemonade to beat the heat! I’m so glad that I’m not standing behind the lemonade stand under the sun. Otherwise, I don’t know if I can resist drinking the whole thing before selling any to others. Since I get unlimited supply of Meyer Lemons, I made this batch with my favorite Meyer Lemons. Of course, you can use regular lemons with this recipe as well. I think lemonade is one of the most refreshing drink to quench the thirst.
You might remember I served this Meyer Lemonade at my Baby Girl’s party. Yes, this is a great recipe for summer entertaining. You can easily cut the recipe in half if you don’t have any company. But by all means, make the full batch and keep it in the fridge so you can enjoy this refreshing lemonade anytime you walk by the fridge! And you bet that’s what I've been doing this summer.
The recipe is super simple and there are only a few ingredients. Let’s check out my pictorial below so you can make a batch right after this post.
1) First, let’s make the simple syrup. In a small sauce pan, melt the sugar and water on medium heat. Stir occasionally until all sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and let the syrup cool completely. Why? Because you want ice-cold and chilled lemonade, right? I don’t think lukewarm drink is a great idea in the summer.
2) Add the freshly squeezed Meyer Lemon juice in the beverage dispenser.
3) Then, add the cooled simple syrup
4) Up next, add the ice.
5) Thinly sliced a Meyer lemon.
6) Add the lemon, fresh mint leaves and water in the beverage dispenser. Stir well and serve chilled.
Note: I got this gorgeous Hampton Square Beverage Dispenser here. It’s great for everyday use as well as entertaining and parties. Or, you can simply use a large pitcher or whatever you have on hand.
The Aqua Blue Paper Straws are from here. I think they are super fun for parties too.
What is your favorite summer drink? I would love to know and try your recipe as well.
I hope you enjoy today’s simple and refreshing recipe. Stay tuned for more summer treats on the blog.
Meyer Lemonade: (Printable Recipe)
Ingredients for the Simple Syrup:
1 1/2 cup water
1 1/2 cup sugar
Ingredients for the Lemonade:
2 cups freshly squeezed Meyer lemon juice (from 8 lemons)
1 Meyer lemon, thinly sliced
2 springs of fresh mint leaves
4 cups ice cubes
6 cups water
To make the simple syrup:
In a small sauce pan, melt the sugar and water on medium heat. Stir occasionally until all sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and let the syrup cool completely.
To make the Meyer Lemonade:
In the beverage dispenser, add the freshly squeezed Meyer Lemon juice, the cooled simple syrup, the ice, the thinly sliced a Meyer lemon, fresh mint leaves and water together. Stir well and serve chilled.