lemonade anyone?

I came across this recipe a few weeks ago in an old Betty Crocker cookbook, “Betty Crocker’s Cook Book for Boys and Girls”, 1957. Finn recently picked it up at our local freebie barn, during one of our weekly ‘dump’ visits. He was attracted to the cover – a young boy and girl happily helping their mother prepare food…in classic 50’s style…any book with kids on it, he has to have…

Later that day while we were looking through it (interesting and odd food photos by the way), I came across this recipe. I was so excited because I had just been thinking about how nice it would be to have fresh lemonade and here was a recipe for ‘Party Lemonade!’  Who doesn’t love a party, I had to try it – it was so good I had to share.

I personally like my lemonade a bit more on the tart side, if you favor a sweeter version, juice fewer lemons…

Ingredients and how to: (I’ve slightly adapted it)

In pitcher stir – 1/2 cup sugar (I used raw cane   sugar)

 Add -1/2 cup hot water

Add – juice of 6-7 lemons

1 lemon, sliced very thin

1 quart (32 oz., 4 cups) cold water

Stir vigorously with a wooden spoon.

Pour into tall chilled glasses, over ice,

garnish with lemon.

Try adding these too…

finely chopped or muddled fresh basil

fresh strawberries

fresh raspberries

mint leaves

club soda

vodka or specialty vodka like Organic Square One Cucumber Vodka (so yummy!)

thinly sliced cucumber

any suggestions?

drink your vitamin C, stay cool and enjoy!

Happy Summer

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