Simple Lemonade

simple-lemonadeBuy a big bottle of lemon juice. Only a glutton for punishment will squeeze two cups’ worth of lemon juice with her bare hands. Not to mention rubbing her eyes accidentally and screaming. No sirreee. Lemon juice comes in a bottle for a reason.

Grab your funnel. Throw it up into the air so that it spins, end over end, and catch it. This will impress your children, who will cheer that you are the best mother in the world. (sigh of satisfaction) Take a bow to acknowledge that this is true.

Now onto the real lemonade-making. Pour 1 cup of sugar through the funnel, into the pitcher. Pour 2 cups of lemon juice in. Pour 6 cups of water in. Stir it. Or shake it if it has a tight lid. (If it doesn’t have a tight lid, don’t shake it, or it will fly in all directions like a sprinkler on the lawn on a hot summer day.)

That’s it. You’re done. Drink it.

Oh, and if you want to get all fancy shmancy, slice slices of lemon, lime, and orange, and throw them in. Shove a slice of lemon into the side of the glass, and serve with a bendy straw and perhaps a tiny paper umbrella. Cheers!

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10 Responses to “Simple Lemonade”

  1. Renee says:

    OH NO! OUCH!!! Iv done that ,it hurts

  2. Adrienne says:

    I love lemonade!

  3. I guess I’m a glutton for punishment because I just bought lemons yesterday so the kids and I can make “real” lemonade the old fashioned way 🙂 Although, I’m not planning to do the squeezing. That will be the kid’s job 😉 Thanks for sharing your recipe! We will have to try that too!

    • Susan says:

      If you have a lemon squeezer, it isn’t as hard as squeezing the lemons with your bare hands. But it’s way easier with bottled lemon juice.

  4. If you roll your lemons firmly on the counter before slicing them in half, they’re easier to juice. But yeah, I’m with you. We buy lemon juice in giant two packs at Costco. The only time we make lemonade from lemons is when someone gives us a bag of them.

  5. I like easy, I like lemonade, I will have to try your recipe 🙂 Thanks for sharing your recipe and humor with us today @ Snickerdoodle Sunday! Hope you will come back again and again! Millie

  6. Judith says:

    What a great idea!! I will have to try it as soon as I go buy some lemon juice. I used it up on two triple-berry pies over the weekend. I loved how you wrote about it. Some humor made it enjoyable!!

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