Last post I told you about our citrus picking experience, and now I want to share with you our family recipe for homemade lemonade using our freshly squeezed lemon juice. First, here is how we juice and store the lemon juice.
|First, if you are lucky enough to be able to pick fresh lemons, run out and get some... um, or lots!|
|Cut them in halves.|
|This is the part my kids love and beg me to do, juice them. I have the best juicer, it is the attachment juicer to my Bosch mixer.|
|I love their little hands and how hard they have to push to get every last bit of juice out. I do have to give you a warning here, if you have even the slightest cut, beware. Lemon juice stings!!!|
|The juicer has a strainer on it, but I like to double strain it because I don't want any pulp. But that is a personal preference.|
|For the next step I use these containers from Smart and Final (another great idea from my friend Lisa).|
|and make more lemonade!|
HOMEMADE LEMONADE RECIPE
1 and 2/3 cups fresh lemon juice
8 cups of water
2 and 1/2 cups sugar
Pour all ingredients into a pitcher. Mix and enjoy!