Do you remember making pitchers and pitchers of cold lemonade on hot summer days for your small lemonade stand outside of your metro Atlanta new homes, enticing neighbors as they passed by to give 25 cents for a refreshing beverage? Or, how about sharing a glass on the front porch swing with grandma after a day of playing outside in the sprinklers? Sipping a glass of icy, delicious lemonade is the perfect way to feel refreshed and cooled off during the summer.
Now, it’s time to share the nostalgia of lazy summer days with your children by helping them with a lemonade stand of their own. Just a few ingredients like fresh-squeezed lemons, sugar and water, and you’ll be on your way!
Try this easy, classic Paula Deen lemonade recipe from the Food Network for your whole family to enjoy. Fresh lemonade will be ready in minutes, and it makes six to eight servings.
2 cups sugar
1 cup hot water
2 cups fresh lemon juice
1 gallon cold water
1 lemon, sliced
Mint sprigs, for garnish
To make, dissolve sugar in hot water in a 1 gallon container. Then, add the lemon juice and cold water until you get 1 gallon of liquid, and stir until mixed. Garnish with lemon slices and mint sprigs. Needs more flavor? Combine lemonade with other fruits like strawberries, peaches and raspberries or try an Arnold Palmer with half lemonade, half ice tea.
Enjoy some of your fresh, delicious lemonade at your next backyard picnic or take some to share with your neighbors while enjoying all of the amenities that your Traton Homes’ community has to offer.
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