LemonadeIn some ways, it seems silly to have a recipe for lemonade - but on those hot days of summer, it's nice to know the correct proportions. This is a really simple recipe though:
- Combine 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water in a microwavable bowl. Microwave until the sugar is dissolved.
- Add 1 cup lemon juice (or a little more or a little less, depending on your tastes.
- Now add 4 cups cold water - or dilute it to taste.
This is like lemonade, only made with rhubarb. It's really nice.
Cook together for about 15 minutes
- 1 lb (about 4 cups) rhubarb, cut into 1/2 inch slices,
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 Litre (a quart) of water
When the rhubarb is soft, strain the resulting pulp through a cheesecloth bag, saving the juice.
Pour over ice to serve, using about 1 part rhubarb juice to 4 parts water.
You use chokecherry syrup to make this. Mix equal parts chokecherry syrup to ginger ale (for a sparkling drink). Serve over ice. Except that it uses up a lot of chokecherry syrup, it's a beautiful mauve colour and tastes like summer.
This is a throw-back to The Waltons, which we all watched when growing up. They always had "the recipe", which you gathered was a type of moonshine. This one is definitely non-alcoholic though. This was always served at family gatherings.
- 1 can frozen lemonade
- 1 bottle Welch's grape juice
- 1 2L bottle of ginger ale
- about 4-6 cups water (until it tastes right