perfect summer lemonade

This week, I’m skipping my usual over-the-weekend post because, honestly, I didn’t do much and because last week was so sparse as far as posts go. But to ease myself into the week, let’s start off with a simple and easy recipe that I bet you didn’t realize you needed. Lemonade? It’s definitely easy. But we’ve come up with a fun twist on a classic recipe that elevates this drink in both flavor and presentation. You’ve got to try this.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 6 lemons, plus more for garnish if desired
  • one scant cup sugar
  • 5-6 cups water
  • sprigs of lemon verbena

Start by firmly rolling each lemon between your palm and a hard, flat surface to soften the lemons and get their juices flowing. Slice each in half and juice all six lemons, being sure that the pulp and seeds are strained. Pour into a pitcher. Add your sugar and stir until dissolved. Pour in the water and stir. Start with about 5 cups and taste for preference. Add more if the mixture is too sweet or strong for your tastes. Now pour your lemonade into some glasses, over ice, and garnish generously with lemon verbena. Feel free to add some sprigs to your remaining lemonade and let sit in refrigerator for extra sweet, lemon flavor.

 

 

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