Today was a glorious day. Glorious weather, newly found clarity and great time spent with great friends. I love days like this, when I can wear ‘really short’ dresses (with shorts underneath, of course! haha) and flipflops, drive around with the windows down and lounge in hammocks with freshly squeezed lemonade in hand. Delightful!
Tonight I am attending a concert at my sisters school, rumour has it they’re performing a song featured on Glee! I know, right? And then afterwards I’m sobbing watching Grey’s Anatomy with my other sister. So much bonding, it’s ridiculous. Grey’s is going to be pretty darn intense this time: 2 hours, a gunman and Meredith has big news people. Yeah, I ruined my own fun by accidentally getting caught up in the vicious spiral of continuing to click on teaser trailers. Poo. I also inevitably cry during Grey’s Anatomy, sooo it’ll be interesting.
Anyways, just in case that where you are is glorious too, I will tell you how we made our lemonade today, so you can make it! It was an interesting process, I will take no responsibility if the lemonade is undrinkable. I’m kidding, it tasted amazing!
Do not worry, I’m not referring to Heinz ketchup, it’s a nickname we have for the friend who stubbornly made this lemonade in his own way, by ‘Jimmyshowing’ it. By this he means improvising. So this is an unconventional recipe.
- 4+ lemons
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 cup of water
- several ice cubes
- additional water, to taste
Using the most rad and old-fashioned juicer you possibly can, juice as many lemons as you can find. We used this antiquey one, with holes for juice big enough to let all the seeds through. Useful, no; funny, yes.
Because we felt like it, we juiced an orange too. It didn’t taste half bad! So you could try juicing anything you want: strawberries, limes, Heinz suggested bananas?? Whatever, go wild.
Second, boil the cup of water, and add the sugar to dissolve it into a syrup. We didn’t really know what texture the recipe we didn’t followed was going for with the syrup, so we just dissolved the sugar and took it off the stove.
Then, Heinz promptly dropped the hot syrup into our pot full of lemon juice, and added lots of ice cubes. This was our version of cooling the syrup.
After stirring in several ice cubes, we added tap water until we liked the taste. And presto!! Add a few more ice cubes, some free-floating cherries and you’re good to go. It was refreshing and delicious.
Anyway, best be off, I have to eat something!