Homemade lemonade is a salvation in the heat of summer. This delicious drink will quench your thirst and give a dose of vitamin C. How to make lemonade at home?
Classic homemade lemonade consists of lemon juice, water (often carbonated) and sugar. Sometimes it is additionally added mint. The preparation of homemade lemonade in this case does not present any difficulties: you just need to mix the ingredients, picking up the proportions to your taste, and add ice to the drink.
Taste homemade lemonade, you can diversify by adding other fruits and berries. You can at least every day to prepare new variations of this soft drink, choosing additional ingredients depending on the month: in June you can take strawberries, in August - watermelon, etc.
Classic homemade lemonade
Will start after all with the development of the classic recipe for homemade lemonade without other ingredients. We will need the following products:
Mine lemons, cut into thin slices, mix with sugar and insist 1-2 hours. Then pour lemons with sugar a glass of boiling water. When the mixture cools down, filter, dispense the syrup into glasses and to taste we dilute with chilled boiled water or soda. If desired, add ice to the glasses.
Homemade lemonade with oranges
Where lemons — oranges and other citrus fruits. To prepare homemade lemonade with orange flavor, we will need the following ingredients:
- peel 8 of the oranges
- 4 lemons
- 2 kg granulated sugar
Orange peel filled with boiling water and leave to infuse for a day. Then take the crusts out of the water and let them through the meat grinder. We bring the water to a boil, fill it with twisted crusts and insist another 24 hours. The resulting liquid is filtered, add sugar to it, bring it to the boil and add the juice and pulp of four lemons. The resulting syrup is diluted with chilled carbonated water to taste.
Homemade lemonade with the addition of strawberries has a very pleasant taste. To make it very easy to do that we'll take:
- strawberries — 500 g
- lemon juice — 185 ml
- powdered sugar — 110 g
Strawberry, cleanse from the tails. All the ingredients are put in a blender and beat until the sugar completely dissolves. Add the water and whisk again. Ready-made lemonade is cooled and served to the table. If you plan to store lemonade in the refrigerator, pour it into glass bottles.
In late summer and early autumn don't miss the opportunity to treat yourself to a refreshing watermelon lemonade. To prepare homemade lemonade with watermelon, we'll get:
- the flesh of watermelon — 800 g
- freshly squeezed lemon juice — 0,5 tbsp.
- sugar 0,5 article.
Sugar is poured into half a glass of water and in a small saucepan bring to a boil, stirring constantly, until the sugar completely dissolves. Leave the syrup until completely cool. Cut the chopped pulp of watermelon into a blender and grind it to homogeneity. The resulting mass is filtered. Syrup diluted with three glasses of cold water and lemon juice, mix thoroughly. Glasses are filled with ice, add watermelon juice, lemonade and gently mix. The ratio of watermelon juice and lemonade is determined according to your taste.
Many prefer a pleasant taste and aroma of the pineapple, and the useful properties of this fruit has many. So why not make homemade lemonade with pineapple? For this we take:
- juice of two lemons
- pineapple juice — 0.5 art.
- egg whites - 2 pcs.
Whisk egg whites with lemon and pineapple juice. The mixture should foam well. Filter the mixture and add a glass of soda water and finely chopped ice into it. We pour lemonade on the glasses and serve it to the table.