Sunday, July 24, 2011

Short and Sweet

For the past couple of weeks, we have been dealing with extreme heat and high humidity (and no relief in sight!).  What could be more refreshing on a hot summer day, than a tall glass of cool, refreshing lemonade?  It is so simple to make at home and tastes better than any store-bought lemonade I've ever tried. 

Here is my recipe.  I would like to share it with you...

Squeeze the juice of 8 lemons and pour through sieve to get rid of seeds and pulp.   
In a large pitcher add 8 cups of cold water, juice of 8 lemons, and approximately 1 1/2 cups of sugar (more or less, according to your taste).  I use instant dissolving granulated sugar, which dissolves easily into cold liquids.  Stir well.  Lastly, add a couple of fresh mint sprigs into the pitcher.  Ta-da! It's that easy.  Refrigerate.  Serve cold.  Add ice to a tall glass and pour.

Wishing everyone a happy Sunday.  Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend and keeping cool, somehow or another.  XOXO


  1. Your lemonade looks so refreshing Rosinda. It is still hot and steamy here but a nice tall glass of lemonade would make it tolerable. Love your Gladiolas, they are beautiful. Enjoy!

  2. How gorgeous Rosinda - I adore homemade lemonade and the girls are just the icing on the cake, little cuties!! My Dad adored his caldeirada!!! Will post tomorrow. Love you xoxo

  3. Ahh look at those sweethearts. They look darling and the lemon shot is so pretty. Never knew the sugar would dissolve so readily, thought you had to make simple syrup. Looks like the perfect summer day!

  4. I don't know what I like better- the lemonade or the smiles of your lovely little girls---cuties!!!!!!!! xoxo

  5. So pretty! Nothing says summer like ice-cold lemonade!

  6. I am late on visiting, Rosinda, but I loved the post and your sweet girls are just darling with their lemonade! Must try your sugar! Hope it will cool off soon for you! Love and hugs, Sherry xx

  7. Yummy yum yums! I love homemade lemonade, it is the perfect tonic for a hot day :)
    Love Morwenna