Happy Belated Lemonade Day! (it was actually Monday August 19)
I love lemonade. It was my favorite flavor of Kool-Aid as a kid (aside from black cherry, but c'mon). And when I grew up to realize that lemonade can actually be made without a powder, the foodie in me took up the challenge of making it myself.
I have to tell you: lemon seeds are the enemy, but a strainer helps with that. And there is surprisingly less lemon juice than you might think in lemonade.
Now my family makes lemonade or limeade by the glass…or by the pitcher. Here's my recipe. The secret is making a simple syrup to get the sugar nice and dissolved so you're not mixing and mixing and mixing and mixing. Oh, and if you're squeezing your own lemons, stick them one at a time in the microwave and nuke them for about 10 seconds each. Then roll them on the counter putting pressure on them with the palm of your hand to get the juices flowing.