picnic lemonade

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By Robin Poindexter

Hot, humid summers in the heartland call for a refreshing beverage. My recipe.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Super refreshing and cooling for a hot summer day. Perfect to keep on hand for an afternoon picnic or to cool off after yard work. We used the wildflower honey and loved it. The honey adds an aromatic, flowery scent. It gives this lemonade such a fresh taste. But, if you don't have honey on hand, it would be just as refreshing with the sugar.

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★★★★★ 3 Reviews
serves 12
prep time 15 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For picnic lemonade

  • 12
    lemons; squeezed
  • 3
    quarts chilled spring water
  • 1 1/4 cups
    sugar or 1 cup wildflower honey or 1 cup honeysuckle syrup
  • sprigs of fresh mint or lemon balm for garnish

How To Make picnic lemonade

  • Lemon juice and sugar heating in a saucepan.
    Heat the lemon juice and sugar (or honey) over medium heat in a saucepan until the sugar/honey completely dissolves. Set aside to cool slightly.
  • Spring water with lemon mixture in a jug.
    In a gallon container, stir together the lemon mixture with the spring water.
  • 3
    Fill glasses with ice. Add a sprig of mint or lemon balm and pour in the lemonade.