Everyone knows what to do when life hands you lemons… but what about when you come home from a work event with two pounds of literal lemons in your hands?
I took it as an opportunity to make lemonade, lemon cookies with lemon glaze, lemon water, and lemon decor! As a tribute to all things summery, make the most of citrus this summer. Here are some ideas and recipes to get you started:
|The bright colors of lemons, limes, and oranges stand out as wonderful centerpieces as an alternative to flowers.|
|A slice of lemon and cucumber are very refreshing to add to your water bottle for work.|
|With temperatures up to 106 in Atlanta, John and I threw a dessert party for after the sun went down. Brownies, ice cream, lemon cookies, lemonade, and lemon water were on the menu! See below for recipes.|
John hand-squeezed all of the lemons for the lemonade… but I would recommend using a juicer if you have one! The recipe below serves 6, so we tripled it to serve a group.
- Make a simple syrup by heating the sugar and water in a saucepan until the sugar is completely dissolved.
- Use a juicer to squeeze the juice from 4 lemons (enough for 1 cup of juice). If you are using yours hands, it will take about 6 lemons for 1 cup of juice.
- Add the juice and sugar water to a pitcher. Add 3 to 4 cups of cold water until you’re satisfied with the strength. If you prefer less sweetness, add more lemon juice. Refrigerate for at least 40 minutes.
- Serve with ice and sliced lemons.