June 21, 2012 in Uncategorized
I’m hosting a ladies brunch this coming Saturday to celebrate a clients 50th birthday. I think it’s such a neat way of celebrating a birthday….great food, champagne & orange juice and best of all spending a few quality hours with your girlfriends. I am blessed to have great friends, one of them is my friend Kelly who picked me a HUGE bag of lemons from her tree so that I could make some home-made lemonade. I wanted to serve it at my ladies brunch in beautiful glass bottles that we had bought recently during one of our shopping expeditions. So with the bag of lemons and a little electric squeezer that I unexpectedly found a couple of days ago…for the life of me I don’t know where this little gadget came from but it sure came in handy, I ended up with 1L of freshly squeezed lemon juice without breaking a sweat. After tasting my lemonade ‘luvie’ decided that it would taste better with a little gin…. 30 min later my friend Kelly & her hubby were sitting on our deck sipping ‘lemonade cocktails’….another day in paradise.
500ml of freshly squeezed lemon juice
Soda water or sparkling water
Dissolve the sugar in the water…allow to boil for 3-4 minutes. Cool slightly.
Add the lemon juice and stir. Refrigerate.
Rub a slice of lemon around the rim of a glass. Dip the rim into some fine salt.
Add some crushed ice to a glass, half full with lemonade, top with soda water and a generous splash of gin.