On a hot summer day, particularly after a round of exercise or several chores, there’s nothing like a cold glass of lemonade to cool things down. It’s refreshing, easy to make and above all, delicious.
Here’s a quick recipe for 1 glass of freshly-squeezed lemonade.
- 1 cup cold water
- 1/2 of a large lemon
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt (you may have to adjust according to how strong the salt’s taste is)
- You will also need a spoon. [Rocket science! I bet you would’ve been up the river without a paddle if I hadn’t written that!]
- Put the sugar and salt in the water and stir until thoroughly dissolved. (You should circle the spoon a couple of times one way and then circle it the other way, then the other way, and so on. That way the sugar won’t settle at the bottom.)
- Use a lemon squeezer to squeeze all of the juice out of the half lemon (unless you are one of those rare people who can do the same thing with their thumb and forefinger.)
- Stir until thoroughly dissolved.
- The cold water will be warm by now so put the lemonade in the freezer for 5 minutes.
- At long last, gulp the lemonade down.
And there you have it. If you want to make more lemonade, just increase the ratios, but if you can’t be bothered I’ve put down the recipe for 8 cups down there . . . (oh you’re welcome.)
Ingredients for 8 cups of lemonade
- 8 cups cold water
- 4 lemons
- 1/2 cup sugar (yep! that’s 8 tablespoons)
- 2 tsp salt
- Put the water in a large jug.
- Take a deep breath and, stirring all the while, pour the sugar in. [If you are able to dissolve all the sugar while mixing without making a titanic racket, you have accomplished an unimaginable feat of balance and dexterity and you ought to contact the Norwegian Nobel Committee and ask them to give you a Nobel Prize. They’ll be so impressed they won’t decline.]
- Add the salt.
- Slice the lemons into halves, then squeeze them into the jug.
- Stir again. [If you strike lucky and still manage to not make noise, you might get another Nobel Prize!]
- If you want you can chuck the squeezed lemons into the water after stirring it. This gives a strong flavor.
- You may want to put the jug in the fridge again.
Let me know how you liked the lemonade in the comments!
Oh and the salt is an essential ingredient. If you leave it out, the lemonade will be tasteless. It enhances the flavor of both lemon and sugar.
Note: The sentences inside the square brackets are only jokes and not meant to be taken to heart.