Freshly Squeezed Lemonade

Over Labor Day weekend, I went to a lovely little picnic with some great friends. It was a beautiful end of summer day and I wanted to bring something refreshing to drink. I bought a bunch of lemons and whipped up some freshly squeezed lemonade.

I was a bit naive about how much lemonade I’d get from my big stack of lemons. After squeezing 10 lemons, my pitcher was still only about 2/3 full. But this lemonade was definitely worth the effort. It just tastes like summertime dancing around in your mouth.

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Freshly Squeezed Lemonade

Yield: Serves 4

Ingredients:

For the simple syrup
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar

For the Lemonade
3/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (from about 5 lemons)
1 1/2 cups water

Directions:

First, prepare the simple syrup by heating the sugar and water over medium heat just until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.

Pour lemon juice into a small pitcher and add 1 1/2 cups water.

Pour the simple syrup into the pitcher and stir.

Taste for sweeteness/tartness and add additional sugar or water, if desired.

Add ice to individual glasses and serve.

Recipe adapted from Confections of a Foodie Bride

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7 Responses to “New York Style Cheesecake with Blueberry Sauce”

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    Jigginjessica — May 11, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    Besides the top being a little brown it looks like a perfect cheesecake! I absolutely must try this recipe. Thanks for sharing

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    The Small Boston Kitchen — May 12, 2011 at 2:50 am

    Yes!

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    Amber — March 18, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    Can I use dried blue berries for the sauce.

    • beantownbaker — March 25th, 2013 @ 1:42 pm

      I haven’t tried this sauce with dried berries. I am not sure it would work very well without the addition of some liquid. Maybe some fruit juice?

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    Carol Schu — June 5, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    Just made this cheesecake for dinner guests. It was a big hit. I didn’t have any trouble with burning but the top came out spotted with brown instead of the lovely smooth top. No matter, I covered it with blueberry topping and no one cared. Oh, and… It didn’t crack but I left it in the oven until it was completely cooled. Thanks!!

    • beantownbaker — June 10th, 2013 @ 12:30 pm

      Glad it was a success for you! And yay for no cracking 🙂

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    marie williams — January 19, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    Blueberry sauce…
    I looked at least 20 recipes and this was the best for simplicity of ingredients.

    It didn’t require vanilla, or zest of lemon (which would require a grater$$)

    And best of all it did not require a ton of sugar. I am not much of a cook however your easy to understand directions. And it was great.
    Thank you

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