Sparkling Lemonade

by Kelli H. on January 25, 2012

What do you do when you have an abundance of lemons? Well, make lemonade of course! 

  
Last weekend was pretty dreary. It rained lots and lots! I was happy for the rain since it’s been quite a dry winter. Unusually dry. In the middle of all that rain, I was lucky enough to have more of those meyer lemons I told you about on Monday. It really was a weekend of lemons. 

I’ve made lemonade lots of times in the past when I’ve had copious amounts of meyer lemons around the house. While I was out at Whole Foods doing my weekly shopping, I picked up a bottle of sparkling water and knew exactly what I was going to do with it.

I’m so glad I made some sparkling lemonade because it was the perfect thing to break up the middle of the day. It also didn’t hurt that it reminded me of summer. I love that meyer lemons are in season in January. It’s kind of fun drinking a summer drink in the winter. 

Sparkling Lemonade
 
Simple Syrup:
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water

For Lemonade:
Simple syrup
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup meyer lemon juice
Sparkling water

1. In a small pot or saucepan over medium heat, combine water and sugar; stir until sugar is melted.
2. In a pitcher; combine simple syrup, water, and lemon juice.
3. Pour half a glass with the lemonade and top with sparkling water, ice, and lemon slices.

Note: This recipe produces about 3 glasses of sparkling lemonade. Doubling the recipe is a good idea if you’re making for more than you and one other person.

Oh yah, Ryder really liked playing with the half a lemon I let him have. 

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Kim @ Eat, Live, and Blog January 25, 2012 at 7:50 pm

I love lemonade but I rarely make them. I usually just put some lemon in my water. Haha.

Also, I love your pink polka dots straws! They are so cute. 🙂

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Made in Sonoma January 25, 2012 at 8:01 pm

Thanks! They’re from World Market.

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Kathryn @ Flopoodle January 25, 2012 at 7:52 pm

Sparkling lemonade…aaaa now I miss summer! Your puppy is adorable!!!!

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mexigarian January 25, 2012 at 8:28 pm

the closet i have done to making homemade lemonade is a Koolaid packet. lol. i should give this a natural recipe a shot 🙂

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kathleen @ the daily crumb January 26, 2012 at 12:18 am

ryder is so cute!!

this lemonade looks delish. i’m always looking for fun drinks to serve at parties. bet it would be good with a splash of vodka as well 🙂

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Made in Sonoma January 26, 2012 at 1:29 am

I was thinking vodka would work well with it or a sparkling wine. 🙂

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Nanny January 26, 2012 at 2:12 am

Lemonade sounds good especially made with meyers lemons, Ryder is getting cuter every day.:)

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Made in Sonoma January 26, 2012 at 3:44 am

It was made with your meyer lemons (the best).

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Aubrey King January 26, 2012 at 5:00 am

beauuuuutiful post! That lemonade looks so so so delicious!

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David Wells January 30, 2012 at 8:44 pm

I agree, this is a really good post! And I love that picture of Ryder! haha.

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