Infused Summer Lemonade Recipes by Magnolia
There’s just something about the summer heat that makes ice-cold lemonade so good. Here’s a look at a simple 3-ingredient recipe for classic lemonade from Magnolia plus two additional fruit-infused alternatives that are equally as refreshing. Whether it’s just a casual afternoon at home, or you’re having guests over to celebrate – grab your favorite pitcher and try your hand at one of these recipes.
2 1/2 quarts of water
3/4 cup of white sugar
1 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice (approx. 7 lemons)
In a large pot heat water and sugar while stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat, stir in lemon juice. Garnish with a lemon wedge and serve chilled over ice.
2 ½ quarts of water
¾ cup of white sugar
1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice ( approx. 7 lemons)
1 cup fresh or frozen blackberries ( approx. 15 blackberries)
In a large pot heat water and sugar while stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat, stir in lemon juice. Chill. Puree blackberries in a blender with 1 tbsp of water. Stir into chilled lemonade. Garnish with a fresh blackberry and serve chilled over ice.
Watermelon Mint Lemonade
1 ½ quarts water
½ cup sugar
½ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (approx. 4 lemons)
5 to 6 cups of watermelon, cubed
2 sprigs of mint
In a pot on high heat, bring sugar and water to a light boil until the sugar is dissolved and your mixture is clear—this will be your simple syrup. Turn off the heat and toss in the sprigs of mint. Allow the mint to steep for 15 minutes, then remove it from your simple syrup and discard sprigs. Allow mint-infused syrup to cool for about 10 minutes and then pour into your blender with the watermelon. Blend until smooth and then pour the mixture through a fine sieve into a pitcher to get rid of any unwanted seeds or pulp. Add lemon juice to the pitcher and stir. Serve immediately over ice with a sprig of mint for garnish.
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