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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8 Responses to “Stuffed Strawberries”

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    Joelen — July 31, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    These are such an elegant treat especially for guests. I like using a cream cheese filling for them!

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    Jen — July 31, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    Yep, that’s how I’ve always seen it, with cream cheese filling. It’s definitely a great way to use up leftover frosting though. I’m sure any cream-cheese based frosting would be delicious.

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    Gail — August 1, 2008 at 3:44 am

    I love the idea of an inside-out chocolate covered strawberry! I will definitely be trying this!

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    oneordinaryday — March 21, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    So pretty. I wonder if nutella would work too.
    Michelle
    http://oneordinaryday.wordpress.com/

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    Chic Cookies — March 22, 2009 at 2:13 am

    These are so great! I love the idea (and the party theme is inspired). I posted a link for my edible crafts column to your blog at ediblecrafts.craftgossip.com. Hope to bring you a few more clicks! Thanks for sharing, Meaghan

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    Oakley Rhodes — March 22, 2009 at 3:33 am

    Love it! I’m impressed by those that can keep “leftover” frosting around the kitchen – it’s usually eaten up by my housemates before any can be put away.

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    lindsey — June 29, 2009 at 11:35 pm

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    lindsey — June 29, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    hey jen,
    i’m thinking of making these for dad’s fourth of july party, along with the strawberry and blueberry cupcakes and of course the layered cookie cake we made last year. i’ll let you know what everyone thinks of them!
    -lindsey

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