Mom's Lemonade

Mom's Lemonade
I don't know about you, but it's been crazy hot here lately. We're talking 100+ temperatures for reeeeeally long days on end.

The kind of weather that makes your body places you didn't even know could sweat. The kind of weather of weather that makes putting makeup on totally pointless, because you know it will melt away within seconds of stepping outside, so you kinda, sorta resemble a clown.

Not the funny, kid-loving type either. The freaky, fun-house type that will have those kids running away as fast as they can.

Enter the quintessential summer drink....


There's something about an ice-cold cup of fresh squeezed lemonade that makes you forget, just for a second, the rivers streaming from your under-boob.

Yes, under-boob is a term. At least it should be.

Anyway, I digress. Lemonade is the stuff that summer days are made of. Along with running through the sprinkler, frosty popsicles, and toasty marshmallows over a campfire. I thought it about time I share by moms lemonade recipe with you. It's my favorite. I've tried other recipes, but nothing else seems quite the same to me. Which was why I even made a special Skype call, all the way over to Wales, to get my moms lemonade recipe for you.

Do you feel special?

The flavor is similar to a limoncello, but totally kid-friendly. :) So if you like your lemonade tart and full of lemon flavor, this one is for you.

Mom's Lemonade
Serves: 4-6     Printable Recipe

2 whole lemons, quartered
1 1/4 cups sugar
4-5 cups water, divided


1. Quarter your lemons and leave the skin on, remove the seeds.
2. Combine 2 cups of water and the sugar in a small saucepan. Heat over medium-high heat until sugar has dissolved.
3. Combine the sugar water and lemon quarters in a blender. Pulse on high for 30 seconds.
4. Pour the lemon mixture through a fine mesh strainer into a large container.
5. Pour another 2 cups of water through the strainer into the container, so all the lemony sugar goodness is washed through. You can add more water to taste if needed.
6. Allow lemonade to chill and settle in the fridge, then serve over ice and enjoy!

Recipe Note: Do not blend the lemons for too long. If you blend too long the lemonade will turn bitter. This lemonade tastes best after chilled in the fridge for a while.
Mom's Lemonade


Julia said...

Wow, this looks delicious!

Unknown said...

Thanks Julia! It is very yummy. :)

Jessica@AKitchenAddiction said...

Nothing like a nice, cold glass of lemonade on a hot summer day!

Unknown said...

Yum! Lemonade is a staple summer drink! Thank goodness I have a lemon tree, this is a drink I'll have to keep in the fridge :)

beautiful pictures by the way :)

Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious said...

How refreshing! And that first picture with the flower background is absolutely gorgeous.

Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious said...

How refreshing! And that first picture with the flower background is absolutely gorgeous.

The Sweet Chick said...

Your photos are amazing. They make me want to eat and drink everything you make.

Julia @The Roasted Root said...

Lemonade is sooo refreshing, especially when it's 100+ degree weather! I have a whole bag of lemons in my refrigerator that need to be used up, and this is the perfect solution!

Katy's Eats said...

Very good !

Unknown said...

The Sweet Chick - Thanks so much!

Monet said...

Ah, so good to be back here! I've been away for too long. Between travel and redesigning my own blog, I've fallen behind on my favorites. How are you? With a glass of this lemondade by your side, I imagine you are well. Thank you for sharing. You are an inspiration, as always!

Tara said...

Pictures are great, lemonade looks fantastic!! I am going to add this to my Mouth Watering Mondays post next Monday. Come on by to see it at Cheers, Tara

Danijela said...

Beside iced coffees, lemonade is one of my summer favorites. There is nothing better than cold, fresh homemade lemonade. Five stars for this one. Have a great week! :)

Milk and Honey said...
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Milk and Honey said...

This looks delicious!
I nominated you on my blog for the Versatile Blogger award :) You can read about it on my blog if you so choose.Milk and Honey

July 24, 2012 9:36 PM

Mary Bergfeld said...

What a lovely and refreshing way to beat the heat. This sounds like a perfect summer sipper. Have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Amy (Savory Moments) said...

Fresh lemonade is such a wonderful summer treat. Looks refreshing and delicious!

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