throughmythirdeye:

It’s beginning to feel a lot like summer here in California and I’m lucky enough to have a Meyer lemon tree in the backyard of my work space. So the other day  I went and picked a bunch of lemons to see if I could come up with a tasty lemonade. Here’s the results…

Simple Syrup Recipe

1 cup sugar

1 cup water

1 vanilla bean (cut in half lengthwise, seeds removed, pod reserved)

8-10 cut strawberries

Instructions

Place the strawberries and vanilla in a pot along with the water and sugar.  Bring to a boil, lower heat, and simmer until the strawberries break down, the sugar dissolves and the sauce thickens slightly (about 5 minutes). Place syrup in the refrigerator to cool. You can choose whether or not you want to strain out the strawberry chunks. 

Squeeze your lemons till you get about 2-3 cups of juice (strained).  I used about 8-10 lemons. Now here’s where you get to experiment. I started with 2 cups of lemon juice, 3 cups of water and 1 cup of simple syrup.  I then added more of each to taste. Depending on how you like your lemonade (and how tart your lemons are), you can add additional juice, water, vanilla, or simple syrup to your liking. Stick in the refrigerator to cool and enjoy over ice!

(Note: I noticed that after cooling and setting in my refrigerator, my lemons were slightly tarter so I added a bit of water to it before serving. Oh and the bottles are from Ikea or online here.)

(Source: hrrrthrrr, via raebearr-deactivated20130318)

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    I made something similar for a dinner party once. Only it was raspberry lemonade with vanilla liqueur added after....
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    Yum!
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    I need to make this in he spring!
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    Well I don’t live in California, and it’s fricken cold here but this recipe looked mighty fine to I thought I repost for...
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