Works for Me Wednesday: Easy Lemonade

Posted on May 14, 2008 by Allie

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I came across the Works for Me Wednesday carnival through Gray Matters and decided to throw my link into the ring.

I don’t know about you, but I get really sick of drinking plain water. But aside from the occasional natural soda, I don’t let myself buy packaged beverages. I make a pitched of iced tea sometimes, but that takes foresight, because the tea has to brew and cool. So I’ve found a way to make lemonade that’s almost “instant” without lots of packaging, expense, or calories.

These measurements aren’t exact, because I just kind of throw it together.

In a 32 ounce reused glass juice bottle I mix:

  1. 1/4 cup of lemon juice — Santa Cruz Organic lemon juice is my favorite.
  2. 2-3 tablespoons of Agave Syrup
  3. Fill to the top of the bottle with water. Shake, and enjoy.

If you use bottled lemon juice, it’s just as easy as making lemonade from a mix, but there are no icky ingredients.
Go check out what’s working for everyone else.

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  1. I love making the same lemonade, but I use Stevia (herb sweetener) instead of agave (I love agave too). Yum!
    xo,
    Corinne

    May 14th, 2008 at 5:25 pm
    Comment by Corinne
  2. perfect timing! we’re about to have a heat wave in these parts (starting tomorrow) — and nothing cools you off better than lemonade (well, maybe a slip n’ slide)

    May 14th, 2008 at 5:41 pm
    Comment by kir
  3. I’ve been making lemonade this way since I was a kid. Only I used real sugar as a kid. I’ll try it with the agave.

    May 14th, 2008 at 7:46 pm
    Comment by Jessica
  4. I actually tried to squeeze enough lemons to make a pitcher and I will never do that again but I never thought about using bottle lemon juice.

    May 15th, 2008 at 12:36 am
    Comment by N. & J.
  5. I decided to give up juice this month, because my favorite beverage is laden with HFCS. I’ll give this a go, and maybe invest in that citrus juicer I’ve been thinking of for so long…

    BTW – I just made a pitcher of sun tea, and it’s delicious. I mixed regular tea and fruit tea and left it in the sun for 2 hours, just like my mom used to do.

    May 15th, 2008 at 3:54 pm
    Comment by Noelle

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