Whip up a glass of freshly squeezed single serving lemonade in under 5 minutes with just a few ingredients! With just a cup of lemonade, there’s no sharing required!
Upon arriving home from vacation and looking into an empty fridge, I found three sources of substance. Leftover lemon cookies, sandwich bread, and 1 lemon.
And since I spent way too much money on eating out while on vacation, I decided it was time to get creative. So I whipped up a peanut butter sandwich, glass of lemonade, and topped it all off with a few bites of a leftover sugar cookie.
Ingredients to Make a Glass of Lemonade:
No big pitcher or premade mix required, just some good ol’ water, sugar, and lemon juice to make a nice and refreshing glass of lemonade. The perfect drink to soothe a sore throat on a 90 degree day.
How to Make Lemonade with Lemon Juice
- Step 1: Cut the lemon in half and squeeze over a bowl. If you have a lemon squeezer tool, this typically works best to get all the juice out but using your hands is just fine.
- Step 2: Remove any seeds that may have landed in the bowl during squeezing.
- Step 3: Heat 1/4 cup of water in the microwave (or if your faucet gets super hot, this works too). Once hot, stir in sugar until dissolved. (If you were to just stir the sugar in cold water, it would be grainy.)
- Step 4: Add cold water and lemon juice, stir, top with ice, and you’ve got yourself a freshly squeezed glass of lemonade!
How many lemons does it take to make a glass of lemonade?
It only takes about 1 large lemon to make a glass of lemonade.
Single Serving Freshly Squeezed Lemonade
- 1/4 cup hot water
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup cold water
- 3 Tablespoons FRESH Lemon Juice About 1 large lemon or 2 small
- Lots of ice!
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In a large cup, stir the hot water and sugar together until dissolved. (For a less sweet drink, start with 1.5 tablespoons of sugar and add the remaining 1/2 tablespoon at the end if you want it sweeter.) For lemons that are more tart, you may need to add a little more sugar.
Add in cold water and lemon juice, then mix.
Top with ice!
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Depending on the tartness of the lemons you’re using, you may need to add a little more sugar.
With summer pretty much here (how is tomorrow June?!), I anticipate lots of lemonade in my future. As a wise ol’ man once said, “Where there is heat, there shall be lemonade…”
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