Lemonade – An All-American Classic

Classic LemonadeWhen 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?’

Classic 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 iceClassic Lemonade


Inspired by: Food Network

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