How to Make Lemonade

There’s nothing like a glass of ice cold lemonade on a hot day.

Instructions

  • Step 1: Prepare the lemons Wash the lemons, prick their skins with a fork, and microwave them on high for about 30 seconds. This will loosen the juice.
  • Step 2: Soften them up To further soften them, roll each lemon on a hard surface, like a cutting board, with the palm of your hand.
  • Step 3: Squeeze the juice Cut the lemons crosswise in half and twist them on the juicer to release the juice.
  • Step 4: Remove the pits Remove any seeds from the juice.
  • TIP: If you prefer your lemonade without pulp, strain the juice through a strainer or cheesecloth.
  • Step 5: Boil water Heat half a cup of water on the stove. When it reaches a boil, add one and a half cups of sugar, lower the heat, and stir until the sugar is fully dissolved.
  • Step 6: Add fresh lemon juice Remove the syrup from the heat and add your freshly squeezed lemon juice.
  • TIP: Add a tablespoon of grated lemon zest for an extra kick.
  • Step 7: Mix with cold water Add four and a half cups of cold water to the lemon and sugar syrup. Mix thoroughly.
  • Step 8: Chill the lemonade Chill the lemonade, or serve it immediately in glasses of ice with a twist of lemon.
  • FACT: Lemonade was invented by the Egyptians over 1500 years ago.

You Will Need

  • 10 lemons
  • A fork
  • A manual juicer
  • Water
  • Sugar
  • A strainer or cheesecloth
  • Lemon zester
  • Lemon peels

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