Our daughter has been BIG into lemonade this summer! At least once a week when she has a friend over after school, she asks if I can make them lemonade to cool down. It is mid-September and still in the mid-90’s—and you will not hear me complaining!
Lemons are hydrating, rich in Vitamin C, and great for detoxification and digestion. Traditional lemonade recipes use a simple syrup, which requires you to boil sugar and water together so that the sugar will dissolve. I needed something faster and agave nectar is my go-to sweetener for cold beverages. Unlike honey or granulated sugars (cane sugar, coconut sugar, maple sugar), agave will dissolve well in cold beverages.
Three ingredients, easy-peasy after school lemonade!
One more thing: our kids (and their friends) love these reusable ice cubes, which we use to instantly chill the fresh lemonade without diluting the flavor.
After School Lemonade
by Debbie Steinbock
2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice (from approx. 1 lemon)
1 ½ Tbsp. raw agave nectar (or slightly more, to taste)
24 oz. water
- Combine all the ingredients together in a large mason jar. Whisk the ingredients to combine thoroughly.
- Adjust sweetness to your liking. This will also depend on how sour/tart your lemon is—and how sweet you like your lemonade!
- Serve chilled.