It was so gorgeous and sunny out today, it actually felt like spring! Then on my drive home, it got progressively more cloudy and chilly and I kind of got a little depressed. Where did my sun go?? Thankfully, I had a bright, lovely glass of lemonade only minutes away to cheer me up! Take a look at that color, just like the sun. And a little purple umbrella is a nice touch, don't you think?
Based upon Ina Garten's recipe
Yield: 1 1/2 quarts
1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice , strained. (5 to 6 Meyer lemons)
½ cup superfine sugar, to taste
1 cup crushed ice
4 cups water
In a pitcher, combine all ingredients and stir. Adjust sugar to taste. Seriously, that's it. I told you it was simple!
So this is not just your average lemonade, it's Meyer lemon-ade. Meyer lemons have a deeper, sweeter, more pronounced flavor than your regular lemons. Let me tell you, they make for a fabulous beverage. This is such a simple recipe, one that begs to be homemade mind you, and you can tweak it to your taste. I don't have a huge sweet tooth, so I go a little light on the sugar, but feel free to use as much as you like. I believe Ina's original recipe calls for 3/4-1 cup of sugar.