Every time warm weather rolls around, my tastebuds start craving fresh-squeezed lemonade — but the idea of juicing a ton of lemons for a full pitcher sometimes makes me change my mind. That is, until I stumbled upon a super easy way to whip up a single serving of homemade lemonade.
I’m actually kind of annoyed with myself for not realizing how simple it is to make one glass of fresh lemonade until a recipe recently popped up on Lifehacker. All you need is one lemon, not the usual five or more that larger batches tend to call for. This leaves all the citrus I have stocked in my kitchen to use for other recipes, things around the house, or for an exfoliating sugar scrub.
Lifehacker recommends juicing a lemon and mixing it with a tablespoon plus one teaspoon of simple syrup (a mixture of equal amounts sugar and boiling water until dissolved), and 12 ounces of cold water.
If you don’t have simple syrup, don’t feel like making it (like me), or want to use a lower calorie option, you can use whatever your preferred sweetener is and add it in a teaspoon at a time until you get your desired sugary flavor.
I personally prefer my lemonade more on the tart side, so I just sprinkled in a little bit of stevia to get the job done. Although I’m not above powdered mixtures like classic Country Time lemonade ($9.99, Amazon), but it obviously doesn’t compare to a glass full of the real deal.
Give this easy recipe a try yourself and I’m sure you’ll be just as pleased!
Want to make another single serving drink for the summer? Try this simple recipe for a single serve red sangria.
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