It was recently Lemonade Day in Indianapolis, and as I went about my Saturday I saw stands everywhere with kids selling drinks to groups of people supporting these young entrepreneurs. I really wanted to go support them too, but I still haven’t reintroduced anything to my diet that I don’t make myself. It’s totally possible that these kids used fresh-squeezed lemons and a natural sweetener to make their tasty lemonade, but I wasn’t about to be the middle-aged woman questioning these poor children about the quality of their ingredients. I know my limits, guys.
After spending the day out and about, amongst lemonade stands, we spent the rest of the weekend working outside in the searing sun. As we worked away on the yard, water just wasn’t quenching my thirst. I kept dreaming of lemonade and, luckily, I had a bag full of lemons in the refrigerator. Six lemons and a few tablespoons of maple syrup later we had the perfect drink for a weekend afternoon full of yard work. It’s softly sweet, not too tangy or tart. It’s just the way I like it.
Maple Syrup Lemonade
makes 48 ounces
- 6 freshly squeezed lemons (about 9 Tablespoons of lemon juice)
- 4 Tablespoons maple syrup
- 7.25 cups water
Mix all together in a pitcher and serve over ice.