I realize I'm a little early for the fourth of July, but what could be more all-American than lemonade made with real, honest-to-goodness lemons? This drink was just crying out for a cute little flag embellishment.
When I found bags of lemons on sale at Trader Joe's recently, my mind was abuzz with the possibilities. I've never made lemonade this way before. Instead of squeezing out the juice, you thinly slice the lemons, pour sugar on top and let stand for ten minutes, then smush the sugar into the lemon slices to extract juice before stirring in the water. The result? Liquid deliciousness.
Head to Good (&Cheap) Eats
for the complete recipe. I doubled it, incidentally, since I just had a good feeling about this.
And I am not sorry. Not one bit.
Do you have any favorite summertime drinks to recommend?