Drinks and Shakes
Homemade Lemonade Made 3 Ways
Homemade lemonade is super delicious and healthy. I always get the comment: Why go through all that trouble to make it when you can just buy it. Well, I know what is going into my lemonade. It costs a bit more, and it’s a bit more work, but I know it is healthy. I always make this up in the summer time and have a just in the fridge. When my guest try it, they love it.
There are a few tips to making this lemonade. First the recipe uses about 5 fresh lemons. If you want a stronger punch of lemon, you can add an extra lemon or two. I juice my lemons using a hand juicer, but you can also hand squeeze them or scoop the flesh out and put them through a blender. The blender will give you a lot of pulp which is healthy.
I mix the lime in the glass. If you decide you want a full pitcher of lemon lime lemonade, you probably want to add 3 of 4 limes to the pitcher. The same applies to the number of mint leaves you will use.
For the watermelon lemonade, I use about 15 chunks and mash them with a potato masher. You can also use a blender or whatever you have on hand to squash them down and extract the juice. As stated about the limes, you will have to add more watermelon if you are going to make a lemon watermelon pitcher.
If you are diet conscious, you might want to cut back on the sugar. Feel free to alter the amounts and ingredients relative to your taste.Video:
- 5 lemons, juiced
- 1 cup of sugar (or sugar to taste)
- 1 lime, juiced
- 3 wedges (15 chunks) of watermelon, juiced
- 5 cups of water
- 4 or 5 mint leaves
- Pour the lemon juice into a pitcher or jug followed by the water and sugar. Stir until well mixed.
- Pour the lemonade into 3 separate glasses.
- In the first glass, add the lime juice and mint in. Stir until mixed.
- Mix the lemonade with the watermelon juice in the third glass. Put 3 or 4 chunks of watermelon in for some additional flavor.