A refreshing, sweet lemonade that you can make a home. And, at a fraction at what you’d pay for freshly squeezed lemonade on the boardwalk or at a county fair!
Earlier this summer my Mom made this for me and – no joke – I think I gulped down at least 3 glasses. There’s no artificial sweeteners or chemicals, it’s lemonade presented at its very best with the most simple ingredients: lemon, water and sugar.
I haven’t been to my local fair in YEARS. The largest one around me is the annual New Jersey State Fair: Sussex County Farm & Horse Show. Growing up I remember there were a few “musts” for attending this event:
- See Robinson’s Racing Pigs (NJ.com article here! // watch a video of the race here!)
- Get a ride on the back of an elephant or camel
- Attend a livestock contest
- Watch the beehive demonstration
And of course, freshly squeezed lemonade also reminds me of summers down the shore. The smell of cheese steaks, salt water, french fries, taffy and funnel cakes in the air.
“Down the Shore:” The slang New Jersey natives use to describe going to a New Jersey beach.
The hot boardwalk, and even hotter beach, begging you to buy an extra large refreshing lemonade. Mmmm! Well, as summer is creeping to a close, enjoy one last taste of those hot summer days with this lemonade. I promise, you’ll love it!
- 1/2 of a lemon
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 cup water
- Ice cubes
- Optional: Lemon slice garnish (take from other half of sliced lemon)
- Squeeze the lemon over a tall glass, making sure the strain the seeds with your hands (the more pulp, the better!).
- Fill a tall glass up with water until 3/4 full (about 1 cup – if it’s more water, squeeze in a little extra lemon juice).
- Stir in sugar, adding more if you like a sweeter lemonade.
- Add ice and garnish with a lemon slice (optional, but recommended!).