Fresh & Citrusy Lemonade Recipe

by Cookie
Fresh & Citrusy Lemonade Recipe

Last Updated on August 27, 2020 by Cookie

Let yourself be forever spoiled with a simple and fresh Lemonade drink! 

Simple and easy ways to take your homemade Lemonade to the next level. A fresh and summer lemonade to revitalize and refresh on hot summer months.

I can’t imagine summer days without a refreshing lemonade drink. So citrusy, so fresh that you instantly want to drink and enjoy it. Some floated lemon slices, fresh mint leaves, ice cubes and syrup will make one of your drinks look and taste juicy and mouthwatering. I am writing about a lemonade recipe, and I am thirsty about it right now. The lemon and lime slices combined together create such a lovely duo that I simply can’t resist that smell. The authentic lemonade recipe doesn’t include limes, however, I adore adding them to my drink. It as if refreshes more and adds more aroma and taste. Simple and irresistible. I adore spoiling my husband this way, he makes me alcohol cocktails, I make him healthy fresh drinks. This way we balance our duties and engagements.

For some tips: I use to freeze some ice cubes of fresh lemon juice to quickly make the lemonade drink. Sometimes these easy tips easier your time and effort, so it is optional doing it at home. 

Fresh & Citrusy Lemonade Recipe

This freshly-squeezed lemonade recipe is very easy to make at home. The only ingredients you have to owe are lemons, mint and sparkling water instead of syrup. Easily add some cucumber slices for a fresh cucumber taste. 

Lemonades are refreshing drinks that are very famous around the world. They are ideal for potlucks or BBQs at home or out that even children can serve it. It is a healthy and beneficial drink with lots of vitamins. 

Seriously, there isn’t anything more refreshing and revitalizing than a big glass of a cold, fresh, and citrusy lemonade. The freshly squeezed lemons and limes with some mint leaves is just my favourite summer drink. 

Are lemons healthy to eat?

Lemons have a lot of vitamins, are great anti-oxidants, contains fibres and a big number of health benefits. Lemons are usually added to the weight loss menu and easily reduces the risk of many diseases as cancer, anaemia, and others. Also, it has a big amount of vitamin C that is so important in the cold season to have them available in your fridge daily. 

How to choose lemons?

Fresh & Citrusy Lemonade Recipe

Try to choose good looking and bright yellow colour lemons, from your local grocery. Try to choose heavier lemons for more juice and make sure to use lemons for the lemonade at room temperatures. 

To obtain more juice from lemons, especially for the lemonade, you will have to press it on a plain surface and roll some seconds. When you will cut it you will have lots of juice.

How to make the best Lemonade? 

An easy drink with a positive result. Such a welcoming on the table on hot summer days. 

Just some simple ingredients and you can enjoy a restaurant-like drink.

Fresh & Citrusy Lemonade Recipe

The ingredients: 

  • Lemons – here it depends on your acidity and your citrusy likening. I adore lemons, but not too much. For an ordinary evening, I try to add 2 medium-size lemons.
  • Lime –  lime is optional, but I adore how it pairs with lemons, and I simply adore lime’s smell. I try to add some lime juice to make it more refreshing.
  • Mint – some fresh leaves of mint is just welcoming. The mint aroma combined with citrusy ingredients makes one of the best balanced tasty drink.
  • Syrup – I have made a homemade syrup made of still water and ¼ cup of sugar. Take a bowl and pour the water and the sugar and warm until the sugar dissolves well, but do not boil for more than a few seconds because you don’t want to get a too thick consistency. Or, easily use sparkling water.

Fresh & Citrusy Lemonade Recipe

  1. For the simple syrup: on a stove bring to boil the water with the sugar but don’t boil for too long as you want a syrup but not a thick consistency. However, you can easily substitute it with sparkling water. 
  2. Cut the lemons and add some mint leaves and pour the syrup or the water over them. Add more still water, to taste, until you reach your desired sweetness and taste. 
  3. Top some lime juice or slices of lemon for more freshness taste.
  4. Chill.

How to freeze lemonade?

Simple! Freeze the leftover in your fridge for 2-3 days and serve it as it is. Optional, you can add some freshly squeezed lemon juice to refresh a little drink before serving it. So simple and so delicious!

Fresh & Citrusy Lemonade Recipe

Fresh & Citrusy Lemonade Recipe

Cookie
Let yourself be forever spoiled with a simple and fresh Lemonade drink! Simple and easy ways to take your homemade Lemonade to the next level. A fresh and summer lemonade to revitalize and refresh on hot summer months.
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Cook Time 10 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine World
Servings 3
Calories 92 kcal

Equipment

  • glass jar
  • pitcher

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lemons
  • 1 lime
  • mint

For the syrup:

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 4 cups still water

Instructions
 

  • Combine sugar with water in a small bowl and bring to boil and stir well until sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat and let it cool down until you pour it to your pitcher.
  • Cut the lemons and add some mint leaves and pour the syrup or the water over them. Add more still water, to taste, until you reach your desired sweetness and taste.
  • Top some lime juice or slices of lemon for more freshness lemonade taste. Add ice cubes at your desire.
  • Chill.

Nutrition

Calories: 92kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 2mgPotassium: 122mgFiber: 3gSugar: 19gVitamin C: 45mgCalcium: 26mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Citrusy Lemonade, Citrusy Lemonade Recipe, Lemonade
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