Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Perfect Lemonade

I made some homemade lemonade the other day for my dinner party. I think this is the third time I've made this particular recipe. It's very good if you like sweet things. If you don't like sweet things you'll have to dilute it a bit or let Woody make it into marvelous vodka lemonade martinis.
Perfect Lemonade
(Food Network Magazine)
1.5 cups sugar (for Simple Syrup)
1.5 cups water (for Simple Syrup)
Zest of 2 lemons
2 cups lemon juice
2 more cups water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1. Remove wide strips of zest from 2 lemons with a vegetable peeler (do not remove the pith). Make 2 cups simple syrup (recipe below), adding the lemon zest before heating. Let cool, then pour into an ice-filled pitcher. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon salt, 2 cups each fresh lemon juice and water, and some lemon slices.
2. Simple Syrup: To make 2 cups simple syrup, bring 1 1/2cups each sugar and water to a boil, stirring until dissolved. Let cool.
Classing it up.

1 comment:

  1. Learn to make the martini. I'll be thirsty on the 2nd and will need the boost. L, Mom