• 2-1/2 cups water
  • 1-1/4 cups raw sugar
  • 1-1/4 cups lemon/orange juice
  • ice cubes

The past few days there have been quite a few projects going on at our place! Yard clean-up, porch repair, and some table making to name a few. A little lemonade was in order to quench our thirst, especially my husband’s as he was doing the bulk of the heavy labor. So I set out to find a lemonade recipe. My Better Homes & Gardens Cookbook had a simple recipe that I tweaked a bit in order to use what I had in my kitchen, which was oranges and lemons. We loved the results! I hope you enjoy this beverage as much as we did!

Instead of the white sugar called for, I used raw sugar. And for the lemon/orange juice, I found that 4 lemons and 2 oranges was the perfect combination for a lovely taste.

The ingredients are listed above…and this is how I made it:

1. In a large pot, pour in water and raw sugar. Heat on medium until sugar is dissolved.

2. Remove from heat and cool 20 minutes.

3. Stir in lemon/orange juice.

4. In order to speed up the cooling process and add the remaining water to the recipe, I simply stir in 4-5 cups of ice cubes! The ice melts, adding the water needed at the same time as cooling the beverage.

5. After incorporated taste to see if you need to add more water, as it may be too sweet for your taste.

6. Enjoy! (Store in fridge for up to three days).