Meyer lemons are a sort of cross between lemons and oranges. They are usually pricier, but Kroger had bags of them 4 for $5, so I of course had to buy several bags! I've read on other blogs that Meyer lemons make delicious lemonade, so here we are - lemonade in January.
Don't let your grocer's lack (or price) of Meyer lemons deter you. Homemade lemonade is easy, with or without a crazy (yet delicious) hybrid fruit.
It starts out with a simple syrup, which is really just equal parts water and sugar heated on the stove top just until the sugar dissolves. For this recipe, I used 1 c. sugar and 1 c. water. over medium low heat.
My cheap bag 'o lemons.
Make sure you wash them, even though you're only using the juice.
Cut up 9 - 10 lemons.
Juice those beauties. I originally juiced only 6 lemons, but I ended up using 10 because Meyer lemons are a bit sweeter than the traditional lemon and I did not take that into consideration when adding my simple syrup. It ended up being just shy of 14 oz. of juice.
Pour the juice into a pitcher, and learn from my mistake. Add 4 c. of cold water to the lemon juice and add your simple syrup to taste. Very important so you don't have to continue juicing lemons.
Pour yourself a nice, refreshing glass of lemonade and remind yourself that summer will be here before you know it.
- Juice of 9-10 Meyer Lemons (or regular lemons)
- Simple Syrup (1 c. sugar and 1 c. water)
- 4 c. cold water
Wash and juice lemons. Pour lemon juice into pitcher, add 4 c. of cold water, and add in the simple syrup to taste.