After a loooong day of graduation celebrations, I needed an easy recipe. This fit the bill.
Red Zinger Lemonade
[from (never home)maker]
- 3 cups of lemon blueberry green tea (I used 2 K-cups to make the tea in my coffeemaker, and then added water)
- 3 lemons (or enough to create 1 cup of fresh lemon juice)
- 1/2 cup natural sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
Make the tea. Pour into a large pitcher and refrigerate. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, mix together the 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup water. Over medium-high heat, bring to a boil, then down to a simmer — add the ginger — and stir for 2 to 3 minutes. Add to your pitcher and continue to cool in the refrigerator. After about 15 minutes has passed (and the mixture has begun to cool), squeeze your lemon juice from your lemons and add to the pitcher. You can add water to taste. Continue to cool until cold.
I was not sure what to do with all the squeezed lemons, so I just put them in a separate container with some sugar and cold water. Classic lemonade!!!
Guess what happens when you place a plastic bag with sugar on a hot stove? Yeah, it melts through… Vlad is vacuuming the sugar.