Recipe For A Perfect Summer: Lemonade And Sun

Hot Summer days are upon us and it’s the perfect weather for a cool lemonade! One of our staffers was looking for that perfect home-made lemonade and we thought you’d enjoy the recipe as well. It’s the perfect drink to enjoy by the pool at Lexington Heights (in a plastic pitcher and cups, of course!)

Old – Fashioned Lemonade recipe 

6 lemons
1 cup white sugar
6 cups cold water

1. Juice the lemons to make 1 cup of juice. To make your labor easier, FIRMLY roll the lemons between your hand and counter top before cutting in half and juicing.

2. In a gallon pitcher combine 1 cup lemon juice, 1 cup sugar, and 6 cups cold water. Stir. Adjust water to taste. Chill and serve over ice.

Use in a clear pitcher and add a few slices of lemons for decoration!

For a twist try:

8 cups cubed seeded watermelon
1 cup fresh strawberries, halved
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1 cup white sugar
2 cups water

1. Combine the watermelon, strawberries, lemon juice, sugar, and water in a blender. Blend until smooth.

Add a strawberry and lemon slice to glass for decoration!

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