Sunday, August 21, 2005

How to make a Better Lemonade

I've long made my own lemonade with just water, lemon juice, and sugar. I would traditionally just put these ingredients into a glass, stir for awhile and that was it. But I recently discovered a little trick that makes it taste 100% better!

Put these same ingredients into a food processor or blender and let it go at full speed for at least 3 minutes. What'll happen is that the lemon juice will start to turn into a delightful foam. Then add enough ice to cool it and crunch this for a minute or so.

After pouring into a glass, I like to toss a little salt onto the drink to give it a margarita-like sensation.


dgnyhk said...

Add a little fresh ginger. Yum. And make it with honey instead of sugar for a more "rustic" taste.

Rarely Reckless said...

It's good to cut your sugar intake, so I would recommend that you use stevia instead of sugar.

Stevia is the oldest sugar substitute and even health nuts say it's safe.

You can't bake with stevia, but it's great in lemonade. At least I think so.

My favorite stevia is "Now" stevia.

Zahra said...

You have WAY too much time on your hands! Actually, that photo of the lemonade is making me thirsty!

I don't know if you remember me; I'm Ahmed's friend who came all the way to your housewarming from London! Ahmed just gave me the address of your blog and I've really enjoyed reading it so far. Will definitely be back soon :-)

Hope you're doing well - loved your appartment by the way!

Anonymous said...

Add some lemon zest, or use Meyer lemons, and it's even better.

You can jazz it up my dipping the edge of the drinking glasses in sugar (similar to a Margarita drink).