a glass of lemonade with sliced lemons and fresh mint. There are lemons and fresh mint on the table surrounding the glass.

Lemonade recipe - super easy

There have been a few requests for Ms. Lillian's lemonade recipe that was mentioned last week on the blog. There was talk about the best adventuring snacks and that silly story that Iris and Michael J. the fox made up. You can read about it here.

Do you like lemonade?

I sure do. It's so refreshing which is especially nice when it's hot.

The lemon tree

Our next-door neighbors have a beautiful and full lemon tree that often hangs over our side of the fence just a little. They gave us the okay to take some when we want. Pretty nice, huh? The most important ingredient in lemonade is growing on a tree right next door? Works for me. lemon tree against a blue sky  

Easy lemonade

 

There's nothing like fresh lemonade. Here's an easy recipe using a fresh lemon.

Check out the notes for some fun ideas for variations.

  • 2 Tbl sugar
  • 2 Tbl hot water
  • 1/2 lemon (juiced)
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3 ice cubes
  1. mix sugar and hot water in glass.

  2. add lemon, water, and ice cubes to the sugar mixture. Stir.

  3. enjoy

Sweetening options:

  • Replace the hot water + sugar with 1.5 ounces of simple syrup
  • Make your own simple syrup by heating the 2 tablespoons of water + 2 tablespoons of sugar and stirring until well blended 
  • Try other types of sugar such as brown sugar, or raw sugar 
  • Cut back or add more sugar 

You can easily modify this refreshing lemonade by adding:

  • Fresh herbs such as mint, or rosemary.
  • Fruit. Sliced strawberries or other berries. Thin orange slices. Blood oranges are especially tasty in lemonade. Sliced lime. 
  • You could pair fruit and an herb. Blackberries and mint. 
  • Add a little fizz with a splash of sparkling water. 

Our favorite adventurers Iris, Michael J. the fox, Hazel, and Midnight the cat recommend having lemonade with cookies and cotton candy. They always seem extra silly after their adventures. Maybe it's all the sugar? 

Drinks
American
lemonade, lemon

We recommend

The birds recommend these lovely glasses and I kinda dig these for lemonade. #AD

Some questions for you

Lillian asked me to poll our fabulous readers and had these questions:
  1. What's your favorite summertime drink?
  2. Do you prefer hot or cold drinks when it's warm out?

Thank you from Lillian (and me)!

Thanks a bunch for stopping by!

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P.P.S.

 If you make the recipe, please let me know what you think!
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3 comments

It’s been very hot around here lately so thought I’d give your lemonade a try. OMG!! It was absolutely delicious and so easy to make!!! I believe it will be a regular drink around here now. :) Thanks Pam and Lillian!
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randomcreativemoments replied:
Marie-France, we’re so glad to hear that you tried the lemonade and enjoyed it! Pam and Lillian

Marie-France Lamothe

Nothing beats sparkling mineral water on a hot day. Cool, refreshing, no calories.

Erik

Love some sparkling juice on a hot summer day! But I am definitely going to try your lemonade recipe!! Looks delicious! ???

Marie-France Lamothe

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