After a tiresome day, you are sitting by the window looking out at the setting sun. It has been a long day.You desperately yearn for something to refresh your body and mind. A cold glass of lemonade would be the perfect solution to your stress and boredom. You take a sip and sigh- the refreshing taste of the lemonade hits your tongue and you feel good.It was such a simple idea.But why is it such a big deal? It’s just lemonade, isn’t it? Well that may be true to some extent, but there is more to it than that. Limonade is an extension of human ingenuity and creativity. It’s not just something we do to drink- we do for the sake of doing and creating.
So What’s A Limonade?
Someone might ask. Well, it’s simple. A lemonade is a carbonated drink made from the juice of lemons and sugar. However, there are many different types of lemonade, even more than you can imagine. For example, some people prefer their lemonade to be pretty tart- for them, they may use more sugar or lemon juice than others might prefer. There is also such a thing as “fancy” lemonade, which is not traditional but rather made to look like something else.Limonade was actually the name of an alcoholic beverage, but it stuck to lemonade because of its taste.The lemonade at least made sense- who wouldn’t want to drink the juice of a lemon, right? The history behind this beverage is not very clear, but it seems that it has been around for many years. It was first made in the 19th century by Henri-Louis Pernod, a French pharmacist.
How Can You Prepare Limonade?
After having that refreshing drink,you probably start imagining how it was made. How can something so simple yet delicious be made? Well, it’s actually not that difficult to make. Here are the things you need to do so you may create your own lemonade at home.
1.2 liters of fresh lemon juice
1.1 lbs of sugar (preferably white)
3 liters of water
A large basin or container
1 pitcher for serving the lemonade
Processed lemon juice, such as from a bottle, can be substituted in a pinch. However, the fresh juice will give you a much better taste. If you don’t have a juicer, you can use a blender or food processor to make the mix. The water should not be added until the sugar is dissolved in order to avoid clumps in your drink.
1.Juice the lemons and add the sugar.
2.Add the water and mix periodically with a wooden spoon until sugar is dissolved and mixture is slightly frothy. You can add more water only if the original recipe calls for it.
3.Pour mix into a large container with ice and chill mixture in the refrigerator until it reaches serving temperature (usually 24-36 hours).
4.Taste the lemonade before serving to make sure that it is ready to be served. Add more water if necessary and serve in a pitcher.
5.You can add cardamom and lavender for a Moroccan-style lemonade.
6.Serve over ice cubes
Different Types Of Limonade
If you are looking for something a little fancier, you can go ahead and make your own limonade. There are several lemonade recipes out there, but here are some of the most popular ones.
This is a flaming version of the regular lemonade. If you’re planning to go to a party and need to look your best, then this is what you need.
1 tsp cinnamon powder
a few drops of chili oil (optional)
Ice cubes to fill up the glass (optional)
Directions: Add cinnamon powder and chili oil in the glass and add the ice cubes. Then add the lemon juice in this same glass and stir it so that everything mixes well.
Cookie Monster’s Limonade
This is a very popular limonade among children. Cookie Monster has been seen drinking this version of lemonade quite often. It tastes good and is very refreshing.
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of lemon juice
a few drops of vanilla extract
Directions: Mix the sugar and lemon juice. Add the vanilla and mix everything together. Add some ice cubes and enjoy!
This is a delicious version of limonade that you can make for your little princess. It tastes like candy, but we all know some fairies play with magic and it can change things in horrible way.
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of water
3 lemons (juiced)
Directions: Mix the sugar, water and lemon juice in a large bowl. Add the ice cubes and enjoy!
This is a popular drink around the world and is obviously based on Coca-Cola. It was inspired by a lemonade recipe that had been created in the 19th century and was dubbed “limonada”. The drink has changed some over time, but it still remains one of the most popular flavors.
1 cup of sugar
3 cups of water (for each 1/2 gallon)
Directions: Mix all ingredients together and pour it in the ice cube trays.
This is a Dutch Limonade that you can make for your loved ones. It seems like the perfect way to cool down on a hot summer day.
1 cup of sugar
1 1/4 cups of lemon juice
Directions: Mix the ingredients and then add ice cubes and serve! You can also add some sliced lemons or even cucumbers if you want.
Can You Serve Limonade with Anything Else?
Yes, you can serve limonade with anything else you want. It is very versatile and can be served as a dessert, as a flavoring or as a beverage. It all depends on what you want. Let’s have a look at some foods that go great with limonade.You can also do the same with any of your preferred drinks! This is just a suggestion to try out!
Easy Mexican Pizza
Salty Snacks such as nuts and pretzels
Burgers or Chicken Sandwiches
Hot or Cold Sandwiches
Ice Cream Treats
Eating Out At A Restaurant And Wanting To Order A Drink? Well, If You Are At A Fast Food Restaurant And Want To Order The Fountain Version Of Enjoying Lemonade, Then You Need To Look For The Words “lemonade” Or The Word “lemon” On The Fountain Drink Menu And Not Just Ask For “lemonade”.
Limonade is a delicious drink that will refresh you anytime of the year. It is popular all around the world and can be served by itself or with some other foods. You can even add it to cocktails if you want to.It’s time for you to go out and get yourself a good glass of limonade.