When life brings you lemons, it may be tempting to grab the tequila and the salt, but sometimes it's just more appropriate to grab some sugar, and a jug, and make lemonade.
Which, with our glut of lemons that seems to be inexhaustible, we have done this weekend. The weather in Adelaide has been utterly glorious. We have taken some huge long hot and steep walks, and my lovely husband ran the Adelaide City to Bay Fun Run; so chilled lemonade has been the perfect tipple for us all.
The squeezed juice of 10 lemons (about 2 cups)
1 cup caster sugar
1.5 cups boiling water
1.25 ml bottle sparkling mineral water*
1. Combine the lemon juice, the caster sugar and boiling water in a large jug
2. Stir well to ensure the sugar is totally dissolved
3. Add fizzy mineral water and ice cubes and lemon slices to serve
* And if you have none, normal water is nearly as good...it still tastes delish.
I have also made a batch of the lemon and sugar and water syrup and poured it into ice cube trays and frozen it. I figure it's an effective and easy way of preserving the lemon juice in syrup form, in readiness for a long hot summer of lemonade...
Do you have fruit trees?
Tell me your most refreshing tipple?