Happy official start of Summer y’all! There are a few things I look forward to every year…
- Movies in the park. Anyone else with me on this? Pack a picnic, watch a movie under the stars, sip a little wine. Pretty much the best nights ever!
- When it stays light out late and I feel like I am getting extra sunshine every day!
- ALL THE LEMONADE!!
My mom makes the most incredible lemonade thanks to her often overloaded lemon tree in the back yard. In fact, one time she literally sent me a box of lemons with a post-it note inside saying “Thought you could use a box of sunshine!” I know what you’re thinking, and you’re right. My mom is the cutest human ever! But seriously though, she wasn’t kidding about those lemons tasting like sunshine! And when you make lemonade out of them, it’s like drinking joy. That’s right. J-O-Y.
Mom’s lemonade is the best because, well, it’s mom’s! It’s comforting and familiar, and not too sweet (mom doesn’t like a lot of sugar). It’s perfect to keep in the fridge for those hot Summer days, and great for all the backyard BBQs this season!
Mom's LemonadePrint Recipe
- 1 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice (pulp encouraged)
- 1/2 - 3/4 cup sugar (start with 1/2 cup and add to taste)
- 6 cups water
Add lemon juice and sugar to 1/2 gallon pitcher
Stir until sugar is dissolved (2-3 minutes)
Add water and mix
Pour over ice and enjoy!