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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12 Responses to “White Chocolate Cran-Raspberry Cake”

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    Megan — February 22, 2013 at 7:56 am

    I do the same thing on Friday nights. Totally acceptable. 🙂 The cake looks gorgeous!

    • beantownbaker — February 24th, 2013 @ 10:33 am

      Glad I’m not the only one 😉

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    Jaida @ Sweet Beginnings — February 22, 2013 at 10:09 am

    This looks amazing!!! Great choice of convenience item to make, and what better way to use it than in a layer cake!?!?

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    Eva @ Eva Bakes — February 22, 2013 at 11:02 am

    Beautiful cake, Jen! I’ve never heard of a filling made from dried fruit, either. Must try it soon!

    • beantownbaker — February 24th, 2013 @ 10:34 am

      It was a lot better than I was expecting for sure!

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    Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic — February 22, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Sounds like a great combinations of flavors. Layer cakes are the best!

    • beantownbaker — February 24th, 2013 @ 10:34 am

      I agree, layer cakes are the best

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    Judy — February 22, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    Those are some delicious flavors going on. It looks great, too.

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    Shannon — February 23, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    haha, “forced” your friends to eat this deliciousness? tough life! sounds amazing 🙂

    • beantownbaker — February 24th, 2013 @ 10:34 am

      Ha no kidding. The life of being friends with a baker…

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    ErinsFoodFiles — February 26, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    Looks delicious!!

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    judi slot online — August 31, 2018 at 6:22 am

    Very nice, cake

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