Picnic Lemonade

3
Robin Poindexter

By
@robinlynn

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

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
12
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
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.

Ingredients

12
lemons
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

Step-By-Step

1Heat the lemon juice and sugar (or honey) over medium heat in a saucepan until the sugar/honey completely dissolves. Set aside to cool slightly.
2In a gallon container, stir together the lemon mixture with the spring water.
3Fill glasses with ice. Add a sprig of mint or lemon balm and pour in the lemonade.

About Picnic Lemonade

Course/Dish: Non-Alcoholic Drinks
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Collection: Picnic Picks!
Other Tag: For Kids