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it was a brutally hot day yesterday. i’m talking 65% humidity, stifling stale air, a grey sky without any clouds kind of hot day. where the loudest sound to be heard was the song of the cicada. it was one of those days.
i picked up Johannes from the Sport Camp around the corner and as we made our way home in the sticky summer air he asked me for lemonade. i have to admit, that as easy as lemonade sounds like to make, i have never once attempted to actually make it until yesterday. Johannes helped me juice the lemons, he helped stir the simple syrup. and he certainly helped drink our finished product while his dad and i did a little gardening. after all that he asked for a popsicle so i even used some of the leftover lemonade to make those…so refreshing by the way! i might have to try it with orange slices next time.
here’s how i made it
8 cups of water
1 and 3/4 cups brown sugar (i didn’t have white)
1.5 cups fresh squeezed lemon juice (with pulp but seeded)
ice, mint and freshly cut lemon slices for taste
in a saucepan i heated up the sugar with one cup of water and set aside to cool
in a large pitcher i poured the lemon juice, topped with water and simple syrup (sugar water) and stirred until well combined
chill in the fridge
mix in any combination of fresh mint, sliced lemon or other fruit and ice, and serve! presto – oh and for popsicles I used a popsicle maker and just poured the juice right in there. you can use any dollar store mold for them or buck up for the fancy shmansy popsicle makers out there