Saturday, February 13, 2016

When Life Gives You Lemons

Or when a wonderful neighbor gives them to you............... Make Lemonade :)

One of our part time neighbors was kind enough to bring us a bowl full of lemons from his lemon tree in Florida ! They are nothing like lemons from the store, not to mention twice the size!
I decided to make lemonade concentrate with them, which will come as a real treat once the summer heat hits. Nothing beats a cold glass of lemonade after a morning of gardening. I think it is my favorite summer drink.
I ended up with 5 pints of strawberry Lemonade, and 5 Pints Of regular Lemonade...........YUM!

Homemade Lemonade Concentrate
Its pretty easy ;)
1 Cup lemon Juice
1 Cup sugar
1 Cup water
Make a syrup by mixing the sugar and water in a pan on low heat..Once dissolved add the lemon juice and syrup into a pitcher and stir.. add about 3-4 more cups cold water ( depending on how sweet  you like your Lemonade) and serve with ice!
If you would like to can the concentrate. Can in a water bath canner for 15 minutes.