It’s hard to knock a good glass of lemonade. On a hot, muggy summer afternoon, there’s no better fluid to drown out the buzzing sound of lawnmowers than real homemade lemonade. Add an exotic floral beverage syrup into the mix, and you’ve got yourself a bona fide, gourmet treat.
Making homemade lemonade isn’t as difficult as you probably think it is. While having a juicer or some other specially designed lemon-squeezer will make the task a breeze, you certainly don’t have to own any of these kitchen tools in order to get the job done.
Basic Lemonade Drink Recipe
- 4-6 lemons
- 5 cups water
- 1 cup sugar
Squeeze the juice of the lemons into a pitcher or mixing container. 4-6 lemons, depending on size, should yield close to 1 cup of lemon juice (or more). Boil one cup of water and add it to the cup of sugar to make a simple syrup. Mix the lemon juice, simple syrup, and remaining four cups of water together in a pitcher. Let it chill. Add ice and serve.
Fresh-squeezed lemonade is a treat that can stand on its own – no special flourishes needed. However, if you read the Amoretti Blog often, then you know that we can’t help but find ourselves drawn to those “special flourishes” anyways. Our exotic floral beverage syrups are a few of our favorite things to add to lemonade – especially Amoretti Premium Violet Lavender Syrup.
Amoretti Violet Lavender Lemonade Drink Recipe
- 6 oz homemade lemonade
- 1 ½ pumps Amoretti Premium Violet Lavender Syrup
- 1 sprig of lavender (optional garnish)
Mix all ingredients together in a tall Collins glass with ice. Stir well. Garnish with a sprig of lavender and enjoy! If you have questions about using real lavender in cocktails, you can read more about using lavender in cocktails here.
Other great additions to a homemade lemonade recipe include basil, rosemary, and other garden herbs. Fresh berries – blackberries, strawberries, and blueberries – are all some of our favorites as well. It’s hard to go wrong whenever you have access to delicious, fresh ingredients. Wherever your imagination leads you in the land of drink recipes, we encourage you to follow!
What lemonade drink recipe is your favorite? What additions have you made? Tell us about your experiments in the kitchen on the official Amoretti Facebook page.