One of the things my wanted to do this summer was make lemonade and have a lemonade stand. So we did! They did most of the work, and got to keep all the profit. ($17)! It was a great little entrepreneurial lesson for my kids.
Decorating the table was my favorite part. You can make the same chalkboard bunting by visiting my tutorial!
annoying! They got soggy and gross before the cup of lemonade was even
gone. I will never buy them again! (They are cute for photography, but I
am a practical gal and don’t like wasting my money).
Old-Fashioned Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade
Simple Syrup (2 1/4 cups white sugar + 3 cups water)
3 cups lemon juice (6 lemons= appx. 1 cup lemon juice)
10+ cups cold water (to dilute)
1. Make a simple syrup by heating the sugar and water in a small saucepan on med/low heat until the sugar is dissolved completely.
2. While the sugar is dissolving, roll, wash, and juice the lemons. Strain out the pulp and seeds.
3. Add the simple syrup and lemon juice to a pitcher. Then add the cold water, to your desired strength and taste. If the lemonade is a little sweet for your taste, add
a little more straight lemon juice to it, and vice versa.
5. Serve with ice, sliced lemons, and a small splash of sugar (I like the texture it brings).
*yields appx. 2 pitchers full