When it comes to memories of summer and especially Independence Day lemonade has always been ubiquitous. In celebration of this auspicious occasion why not mix of a pitcher, sit back and watch the fireworks?
I still find it amusing how food can mean different things depending on your location. Born in Texas, but living in Australia for the past eight years I’ve come across quite a few of these idiosyncrasies. Some of my favourite of these ‘heteronym-style’ foods include biscuits, tea cake, scones and today’s topic lemonade. In Australia lemonade is a lemon flavoured carbonated beverage, such as Sprite. In The States, however, lemonade is a more simplistic mix of lemons, sugar and water. Try your hand at the original lemonade, a true American classic. after all ‘when life gives you lemons why not make lemonade?’
- 1 1/2C Sugar
- 1 1/2C Water
- 2 Lemons Zested
- 2C Lemon Juice
- 2C Water
- Soda Water (to taste)
- Prepare sugar syrup by placing sugar, lemon zest and 1 1/2C water. Bring to boil in small saucepan and stir till sugar is melted. Set aside to cool
- Stir in lemon juice and water.
- Add 1/4tsp salt, to taste
- Top/fill with soda water, depending on strength of your lemons
- Serve in a chilled glass filled with ice
Inspired by: Food Network