Lemonade, simplest of beverages, yet, still the favorite on a hot summer day for people of all ages all around the world. I will share my sister Nuvit’s recipe; pure, simple and perfect… Enjoy!
6 lemons – you’ll use the zest and the juice
1 cup sugar
6 cups chilled water
For Garnish (optional):
A few slices of lemon
Sprigs of fresh mint
Using a fine grater or a lemon zester, remove the outer skin of the lemon, place the zest in a bowl. Add sugar to it and mix it well by rubbing the zest against the sugar to get the lemon scent and oils onto the sugar. You can use a pestle for this, but if you don’t have one, simply mix the two together with a spoon, place the mixture in a large bowl and set aside for 15 minutes to let the flavors mix.
Squeeze the juice of 6 lemons. Add the lemon juice and the water to the large bowl.
Strain it into a pitcher through a cheese cloth lined mesh strainer. Chill before serving.
Garnish (optional) with slices of lemon or sprigs of mint.