Best Homemade Lemonade Recipe

Enjoy a Delicious Glass on Your Porch!

Looking for a fantastic lemonade recipe? A few summers ago, Dave and I were treated to the best homemade lemonade we've ever had.


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If you're inclined to love cucumbers, you will also enjoy our Lime Cucumber drink recipe below.


Pink Lemonade or Traditional - Which Do You Prefer?

homemade pink lemonade

Which do you enjoy most, traditional lemonade or the pink variety? I've always liked the pink variety myself, but either is the best. What makes it pink? We have read it could be pink from the addition of cranberry juice, strawberries or even red food dye.

Seems like a bit of cranberry juice would be the easiest way to go.


Best Homemade Lemonade We've Ever Tasted!

Our friends, Donna and Danny, sure do know how to make lemonade. And not only that, I spied the pitcher of lemonade when Danny opened the refrigerator door. Lo and behold, it was chock full of freshly sliced lemons. What a beautiful sight.

So, thanks to the two of them, here is their wonderful recipe.


homemade lemonade

Ingredients

6 fresh lemons

2 qts. water

2/3 to 1 cup sugar (to your taste)

Ice

2-quart glass pitcher

Homemade Lemonade Directions

Set the lemons in the sun for about two hours to get them nice and warm (perhaps on your porch or patio).

Then roll the lemons to loosen them up inside. Slice the lemons and discard the ends.

In the 2 quart glass pitcher, add the sliced lemons, 2/3 cup sugar and fill with water.

Let it set in the refrigerator overnight and do a taste test in the morning. You may want to add a little extra sugar. Serve over ice and enjoy!




If you like this recipe, you may also love our cucumber lime drink recipe which we share below. Really, it's amazingly refreshing and even our grandchildren enjoy it.


Refreshing Cucumber Drink

Hits the Spot on Warm Days

If you love cucumbers, I think you're going to like this recipe for a refreshing cucumber drink. It's our version of Sonic limeade. This drink is very easy to make, it's not overly sweet (unless you like it that way) and it's a terrific way to use the cucumbers in your garden.

Nice served on your front porch in a tall glass filled with ice and garnished with a fresh slice of lime. Our family and friends enjoy it. Even our 13 year-old grandson asks for it.


Short video (sorry it's older) of Mary making the cucumber drink



Recipe: Cucumber Lime Drink

Ingredients for One Gallon

  • 2-3 fresh medium-sized cucumbers (I prefer 3)
  • 1/2 cup sugar (or more to taste)
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • ice cubes
  • cold water
Cucumber drink You will need:
  • A blender
  • A one-gallon pitcher (glass preferably)
  • A strainer


Cucumber Drink Directions

Peel the cucumbers and cut them into large chunks. Put the cucumbers in the blender. Add a handful of ice, the lime juice and then enough water to fill the blender to about 2/3 full.

You don't want to add too much because it will spill over the top once you blend the cucumbers.

Put the lid on the blender. Turn on the blender to the highest setting, puree, and blend until the cucumbers are a light green color and the mixture looks creamy and frothy - about 30 seconds to a minute.


Cucumber drink Add some ice to the pitcher. Put the strainer on top of the pitcher and pour the cucumber mixture from the blender through the strainer.

Use a spoon to push it through. Toss out the frothy part that lingers in the strainer.

Add water to the pitcher to fill it up. Add more ice if you like. Taste it. If you or your family enjoys a sweeter drink, add a little extra sugar.


Cucumber drink Serve and enjoy! It's a very refreshing drink for a warm summer day and a great way to use those cucumbers from your garden. Next time your neighbors drop by to sit on your porch, serve them a glass of this delicious beverage.

I wonder how it would taste with a little club soda, tonic water or ginger ale added. Next time, I'm going to give it a try.

If you do some experimenting with this recipe, tell us about it please.



/ / Lemonade Recipe and Cucumber Lime Drink Recipe



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