Saturday, June 10, 2017

Lemonade Three Ways

Hello everyone!
Summer keeps sneaking closer and closer.
We are definitely feeling it around here with the heat!
And what better way to beat the heat than with some homemade lemonade?
I love lemonade especially in the summer time.
I wanted to add in a bit of variety this year so I decided to try three different types. 
Blackberry lemonade, watermelon lemonade and raspberry peach lemonade.

Make sure to roll your lemons before juicing them so you get the most juice!

Blackberry Lemonade


1 cup of blackberries
1 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 a cup of sugar
7 cups of water

Combine blackberries and one cup of water in a blender.
Blend until the blackberries are pureed.
Pour blackberries through a fine strainer into a bowl.
Add the puree to a pitcher.
Add fresh lemon juice, sugar, and remaining six cups of water to the pitcher.
Stir well.
Serve with ice and lemon or blackberries for garnish.

Watermelon Lemonade


6 cups of cubed seedless lemonade
3/4 a cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice
2/3 a cup of sugar
4 cups of water
Fresh mint for serving

Add watermelon to a blender.
Blend until pureed.
Pour watermelon through a fine strainer into a bowl.
Add water, fresh lemon juice, and sugar to a large pitcher.
Add in the pureed watermelon.
Stir well.
Serve with ice and mint for garnish.

Raspberry Peach Lemonade


1 cup of raspberries
4 large peaches
1 and a 1/2 cups of freshly squeezes lemon juice
1/2 a cup of sugar
8 cups of water

Add peaches, raspberries and one cup of water to a blender.
Blend until pureed.
Pour mixture through a fine strainer.
Add seven cups of water, fresh lemon juice, sugar and raspberry peach mixture to a large pitcher.
Stir well.
Serve with ice and lemon, raspberries or peaches for garnish.

All of the lemonades turned out so good but Erik and I agreed the watermelon was our favorite.
It was so fun working with fresh fruit and pureeing it in a blender.
I felt like a potion master.
What is your favorite summer fruit?

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