I made Lemonade !!

I try to have about 2-4 lts of water a day, of course nobody can have just plain water all day long…so boring…right?

So here’s what I do: –

–         I have about 1 lts of plain, normal water.

–         1.5 lts of Tea water….

–         1 lts of Lemon water/Lemonade

–         About 2 Glasses of Cranberry Juice through the day. They say Women should have Cranberry Juice every day.

So as part of the whole new attempt at being a little more domestic I thought it would be great to try making Flavoured Lemonade at home . So I turned to Google (as I always do…) for the recipes –

Strawberry Lemonade

Total Time: to cook 5 min. serves: 4           

 Ingredients

  • 1 pint small strawberries, hulled and halved
  • A few sprigs fresh mint
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup sugar
  • 6 cups drinking water
  • 12 lemons, juiced

Directions

Add the berries and mint to a glass pitcher and muddle with a wooden spoon.In a large pot add the sugar, to taste, and 2/3 cup of water. Cook over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Pour over the strawberries.

Stir in the lemon juice and fill the pitcher with the remaining water. Chill or pour over ice and serve.

Minted Lemonade

  Total Time : 20 min. Serves 4

 Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 cups fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves

 

Directions

To make simple syrup: Place 2 cups sugar and 2 cups water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Stir until sugar is dissolved and let cool. Place lemon juice in a large pitcher; add remaining 4 cups water and 1 cup of the simple syrup or more to taste. Stir in mint leaves and refrigerate for 1 hour. Serve over ice.

Blueberry Lemonade

Ingredients

  • 3 cups blueberries
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 cups cold water
  • Ice cubes

 Directions

Place the blueberries and sugar in a blender and puree. Place the lemon juice and water in a pitcher and strain the pureed blueberries through a mediummesh sieve into the pitcher. Stir well and pour into tall ice filled glasses

The lemonades turned out delicious and the whole process was surprisingly fast and easy.

I carry a bottle to work with me and sip on through the day !

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