There’s nothing quite like a tall, cold glass of lemonade to beat the heat. While a few ice cubes and a quick scoop of pre-mix powder may get the job done, a truly homemade lemonade can be glorious. Here are four recipes we hope will inspire the residents of Savannah Midtown in Atlanta, Georgia to prepare and savor a wonderful homestyle beverage.
Every Georgian knows where the world’s finest peaches are grown. So, why not infuse your ice cold lemonade with local fruit. Peaches will add a distinct sweetness that rounds out the traditional hot-weather drink. Start by gathering these ingredients:
- 4 cups of water
- 2 cups of chopped peaches
- ¾ cup of sugar
- 8 lemons
- 4 cups of ice
- 8 peach wedges for each glass
Squeeze the lemons until you have 1 cup of lemon juice. Combine the water, chopped peaches and sugar in a saucepan. Bring to a full boil then lower the heat and let simmer for 3 minutes. Pour into a blender and cover for about 20 minutes. Remove the lid and allow the steam to escape. Replace lid and mix until fully liquefied. Place in the refrigerator for 3 hours then run through a sieve to remove any chunks. Stir in lemon juice and pour into tall glasses over ice cubes. Garnish with a peach wedge. If you want to jazz it up into an adult drink, add white rum.
Old Fashioned Lemonade
Few things are as simple and classic as traditional lemonade. Squeeze enough lemons to make one cup of juice. Eight should do the trick. Combine the lemon juice with 1 cup of sugar and 6 cups of water into a 1-gallon pitcher. Slice lemon peels and mix in for some old fashioned pizzazz. Chill and serve over ice.
Adding a favorite fruit to your refreshing lemonade drink can give it a personal twist. Gather these ingredients to get started.
- ¼ cup of agave nectar
- 8 ounces of raspberries
- 1 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice (8 lemons)
- Fruit wedges (your choice)
Heat 1 cup of water with agave for 1 minute. Add berries while simmering. Stir frequently for 5-6 minutes or until berries break down. Pour into blender and mix at high speed. Cool and then strain through a sieve. Mix in a pitcher with lemon juice and 5 cups of water and chill. Serve over ice and fruit wedges of your choice.
Watermelon Coconut Lemonade
Combine 1 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice with 1 pound of seedless watermelon and 1 cup of coconut water into a blender and liquify. Pour mix into a 1-gallon pitcher and add 1 cup of pure cane sugar. Fill with coconut water and chill. Serve over ice and garnish with orange wedges.
We hope these lemonade recipes help keep our Savannah Midtown community members refreshed. If you or a friend would like more information about our Atlanta apartments, call us today.