Homemade Fresh Lemonade
When life gives you lemons..
When I was at Disneyland Resort Paris I saw Annette’s Diner, which is a restaurant in the style of a 50’s American diner. If you know me personally, you know I’m a fan of the 50’s style and of course I had to take a look. Some of the waiters and waitresses wore actual quad skates while serving food! This is where I first drank homemade lemonade and I knew I had to share it with you on a new theme day: Thirstday!
For 1 liter freshly made lemonade
- 175 ml fresh lemon juice (about 3 big lemons)
- 125 ml water + 125 gr sugar
- 700 ml water
Start by making a simple syrup from the water and sugar, by putting it in a saucepan on medium heat. Stir occasionally until all the sugar has dissolved. You can also do this in the microwave at 30 second intervals, stirring in between. Pour it in a clean bottle or jar and put it in the fridge until completely cool.
Cut the lemons in half and press the lemon juice. Remove the seeds, but leave the bit of pulp in. Pour it into a large bottle or pitcher, add the simple syrup and remaining water. Give it a quick shake/stir and put it in the fridge to cool.
Give it a shake/stir! Serve with ice cubes on a hot summer day. Or any other day, really.