As the sun shines brighter and temperatures rise, there's no better way to quench your thirst and embrace the summer vibes than with a tall glass of homemade lemonade! Bursting with tangy flavours and packed with Vitamin C, this classic beverage is the perfect companion for lazy afternoons, backyard barbecues, and fun-filled picnics. So, roll up your sleeves, grab your lemons, and let's dive into our Nature Bee step-by-step guide of making your very own refreshing summer lemonade!
Step 1: Gather Your Ingredients
What you’ll need:
6-8 fresh lemons (depending on their size)
1 cup of granulated sugar
6 cups of cold water
Ice cubes for serving
Fresh mint leaves, lemon slices, or strawberries (optional, for garnish)
Step 2: Squeeze the Lemons
Roll the lemons gently on a hard surface to release their juices. Cut them in half and using a citrus juicer or your hands, squeeze out all the juice into a bowl. Remove any seeds or pulp, ensuring a smooth and refreshing lemonade experience.
Step 3: Sweeten the Deal
In a separate bowl, combine the freshly squeezed lemon juice with the granulated sugar. Stir the mixture well until the sugar is completely dissolved.
Step 4: Add Cold Water
Now, it's time to dilute the lemonade concentrate. Pour the lemon juice and sugar mixture into a pitcher or a large jug. Add the 6 cups of cold water and give it a good stir to combine all the flavours!
Step 5: Chill, Relax, and Enjoy!
Once your lemonade is mixed to perfection, place the pitcher in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavours to meld and the lemonade to chill. You can also add some ice cubes for an extra refreshing touch!
After the waiting period is over, it's time to pour yourself a glass of pure summer bliss!
There's something undeniably special about sipping on a glass of homemade lemonade during the summer season!
If you give it a try, don’t hesitate to tag us @naturebeegoods on instagram! We’d love to see how your Nature Bee lemonade turns out!