Lemonade is the queen of the non alcoholic cold drinks category. When summer comes and cold drinks are started to be kept in the refrigerator, the first cold drink made is definitely lemonade. After being full of lemonade, different cold drink recipes are tried and new adventures are set.
Still, the first recipes tried after lemonade are just as classic as lemonade. Purple basil sherbet, lemon ice tea, peach ice tea are the first things that come to mind for me. In the dessert category, milkshake is still one of the most frequently made cold drinks at home.
Every part of lemon is used in homemade lemonade. First of all, the lemons are grated to intensify the lemon flavor and give the lemonade a pleasant color. If you have time, rubbing the lemon peels with sugar will make its flavor and color more intense. Peels, pulp, rinds, etc., everything is combined in a bowl and kept in the fridge for a while. This process is also done so that the aroma is intensely transferred to the water. If it is more convenient for you, you can keep it in the refrigerator overnight and strain it the next day. But you should be careful that this waiting period does not exceed 24 hours.
You can store lemonade in the refrigerator for up to 4-5 days after making it, but it's so delicious that it usually doesn't last that long. If you cannot consume lemonade in a short time or if there is a situation where you have to leave the house somehow, you can freeze it and store it for up to six months.
Enjoy the recipe...
- 5 lemons,
- 2 cups of granulated sugar,
- 4 litres of water.
- Zest the lemons and take into a mixing bowl,
- Add sugar and mix well,
- Squeeze the lemons,
- Add lemon juice and squeezed lemons and 2 litres of water, stir and refrigerate,
- After 4 hours, whisk well to make sure all the sugar has melted,
- Drain through a fine sieve,
- Pour into a large water jug,
- Add the remaining water and refrigerate.