Fresh Summertime Lemonade

by Cait on July 17, 2012

Lemonade is just one of those things that signifies summer in my brain.

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I don’t think I ever get a hankering for a glass of lemonade until June hits.

And then it’s all I can think about.

Slightly sweet, slightly sour and completely delicious.

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I found myself with a 2 pound bag of organic lemons on my counter…

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They may or may not have been an impulse buy.

Regardless, there they sat and as I thought through different recipes I could make with them (including a re-make of these raspberry lemonade cupcakes) it suddenly hit me.

Life had given me lemons…so why was I trying to make anything other than simple fresh lemonade?

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And so that’s what I did!

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And let me tell you, if you think store-bought lemonade is delicious, just wait until you try fresh-squeezed.

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It’s unbelievable.

Fresh Summertime Lemonade

Makes 4-6 glasses

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
  • 1 cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice (12 organic lemons)
  • 5 cups cold water

Directions:

  1. Bring 1/2 cup of water to a boil.
  2. Add sugar, stirring until sugar dissolves, about 1 minute.  Remove from heat.
  3. Transfer mixture to a large mason jar.
  4. Stir in lemon rind, lemon juice, and 5 cups water.
  5. Chill.
  6. Serve over ice; garnish with fresh lemon slices

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Rachel July 17, 2012

I just love the color! Yellow is my favorite :) I remember selling lemonade when I was younger haha

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Cait July 17, 2012

Haha me too!! Those were the days…

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Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) July 17, 2012

I can’t stand store bought lemonade but homemade is so delicious!

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Cait July 17, 2012

Agreed! This was my first time making it and I don’t think I’ll ever go back!

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Kaitlin @4loveofcarrots July 17, 2012

gah I am dying for a giant lemonade now!!

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Cait July 17, 2012

I wish I could pass this to you through the computer!

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Claire @ Live and Love to Eat July 17, 2012

Amazing photo, Cait! I don’t even really LIKE lemonade and now I want some.

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Cait July 17, 2012

Haha – I love that! :) Thanks Claire!

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Erica @ For the Sake of Cake July 17, 2012

Aaannnddd now I’m thirsty.

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Cait July 17, 2012

Haha – we really need to figure out this sharing-through-the-computer thing!

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Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) July 17, 2012

This looks incredibly refreshing for these hot summer days!

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Cait July 17, 2012

Totally! It hits the spot! :)

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Joann July 17, 2012

I absolutely am obsessed with your mason jars and the presentation! What sizes are these mason jars?

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Cait July 17, 2012

Thank you! They were $1-$3 at Michael’s! The smaller ones are 5 oz. and the larger are 42 oz I believe :)

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Katie @ Talk Less, Say More July 17, 2012

YUM! I sure do love me some lemonade in the summer time. :)

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Cait July 17, 2012

Can’t beat it! :)

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Liz @ Tip Top Shape July 17, 2012

What a perfect summertime drink! Love it!!!

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Cait July 17, 2012

Thanks Liz! And the best part is it’s super easy!

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Kelly July 17, 2012

YUM! You take the best pictures!!! :)

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Cait July 17, 2012

Aw thanks Kelly :)

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Lauren July 17, 2012

Nothing beats HOMEMADE lemonade, especially in the dead of summer. It’s so perfect!

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Cait July 17, 2012

Agreed. I can’t believe this is the first time I’ve ever made it!

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Grace July 17, 2012

Girl! I made the blondies and they were a hit! Time to find more inspirations from you!

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Cait July 17, 2012

Oh yay! I’m so glad to hear that!! :)

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Corrie Anne July 18, 2012

I wish the lemonade stand kids made this kind – lol

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Cait July 18, 2012

Haha I know right?! We used to use a powder mix I’m pretty sure…

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Molly @ RDexposed July 18, 2012

These are such great pictures!

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Cait July 18, 2012

Thanks Molly :)

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Scott July 18, 2012

WOW! What a quality summer treat! LOVED IT!

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Cait July 18, 2012

Yay! I’m so happy! :)

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Does your blog have a contact page? I’m having a tough time locating it but, I’d like to
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Cait May 17, 2013

Yup! At the very top on the far right hand side of the page where it says “contact” :) Feel free to shoot me an email to caitsplate@gmail.com and thanks for reading!

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