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 Is there anything better than great fresh Lemonade?

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chewingthefat

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Is there anything better than great fresh Lemonade? Mon, 07/27/09 5:52 PM (permalink)
Any secrets out there other than Fresh squeezed juice , sugar, water, and maybe some fresh mint?
My twist is to add some raseberries that have been liquified!
 
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    ann peeples

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    Re:Is there anything better than great fresh Lemonade? Mon, 07/27/09 6:17 PM (permalink)
    Your recipe sounds good to me!!!
     
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      Michael_Germany

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      Re:Is there anything better than great fresh Lemonade? Mon, 07/27/09 6:32 PM (permalink)
      Lemons (the green ones...) are hard to find/buy here in Germany, Zitronen (the yellow ones...) are cheap, everywhere.

      Grandma used to make "Limonade" from the yellow "Zitrone", great stuff, even without carbon dioxide.

      Aaah, the good old times...

      Michael
       
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        the ancient mariner

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        Re:Is there anything better than great fresh Lemonade? Mon, 07/27/09 8:26 PM (permalink)
        Now that you mention it Chewin' I have a list of over 50 things better and I am only starting into the "C"s ------

        Where are the lemonade stands on the lawns of America---the entrepraneurial spirit of our youth 
        has gone with the arrival of the I-pod and cellphones.  I understand Bill Gates and Warren Buffit started as lemonade vendors, and worked their way up. 
         
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          Michael_Germany

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          Re:Is there anything better than great fresh Lemonade? Mon, 07/27/09 9:02 PM (permalink)
          WTF will this be...?

          Limonade, Politics, or just some lemon-drink, we remember from younger years.

          BS!

          Michael
           
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            ynotryme

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            Re:Is there anything better than great fresh Lemonade? Mon, 07/27/09 10:43 PM (permalink)
            I've been buying Simply lemonade and Simply lemonade with raspberry. Both are delicious, as well as their oj.
             
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              WarToad

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              Re:Is there anything better than great fresh Lemonade? Mon, 07/27/09 10:50 PM (permalink)
              A secret I was taught from an old Carnie who'd been doing food vendoring at small town mid-western fairs his whole life and was at my small towns fair every year, was to "squeeze the living hell"(his words) out of the lemon, then shake/stir/soak the "lemon carcass" in the lemonade with everything else.  The essential oils from the skin incorporate into the lemonade boosting it's flavor.

              Or thats what he told me through the slurred speech.  He was generally well lubricated.

              I myself have always followed his advise and it does make for a flavorful lemonade and limeade.
               
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                mar52

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                Re:Is there anything better than great fresh Lemonade? Mon, 07/27/09 11:46 PM (permalink)
                Love the stuff.  Add just a tiny bit of Jack Daniels and I love it even more.  

                In some Indian restaurants they serve it with a bit of salt and pepper.  It's quite refreshing.
                 
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                  Twinwillow

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                  Re:Is there anything better than great fresh Lemonade? Mon, 07/27/09 11:48 PM (permalink)
                  Lemonade made fresh is best, made with "simple syrup" instead of just sugar.
                   
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                    tcrouzer

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                    Re:Is there anything better than great fresh Lemonade? Tue, 07/28/09 7:20 AM (permalink)
                    My drink of choice, year 'round! A few pureed strawberries added make a delicious strawberry lemonade.

                    YES! to the simple syrup! And YES! to steeping the juiced lemon halves in with the lemonade! If you have ever had/made a Shaker Lemon Pie, you will understand that adding the peel and pulp just bumps up the lemony goodness.
                     
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                      cavandre

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                      Re:Is there anything better than great fresh Lemonade? Tue, 07/28/09 8:21 AM (permalink)
                      mar52


                      Love the stuff.  Add just a tiny bit of Jack Daniels and I love it even more.   

                      I think that's a waste of good whiskey. Just add some cheap vodka!
                       
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                        Greymo

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                        Re:Is there anything better than great fresh Lemonade? Tue, 07/28/09 8:37 AM (permalink)
                        Yes, there is..................................a great martini with a lemon twist!
                         
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                          the ancient mariner

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                          Re:Is there anything better than great fresh Lemonade? Tue, 07/28/09 9:26 AM (permalink)
                          Greymo----shaken not stirred--------
                          You are one smart Lady.  Oh!
                          while your at it, may I have another. 
                          Here's lookin' at you kid !!!!!!!!
                           
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                            Mosca

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                            Re:Is there anything better than great fresh Lemonade? Tue, 07/28/09 9:50 AM (permalink)
                            Man, the only thing better than lemonade is limeade.
                             
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                              mar52

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                              Re:Is there anything better than great fresh Lemonade? Tue, 07/28/09 9:59 AM (permalink)
                              Indeed!
                               
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                                ann peeples

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                                Re:Is there anything better than great fresh Lemonade? Tue, 07/28/09 10:38 AM (permalink)
                                I love limeade, too....
                                 
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                                  the ancient mariner

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                                  Re:Is there anything better than great fresh Lemonade? Tue, 07/28/09 10:53 AM (permalink)
                                  And you'll all have sour pusses too.
                                   
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                                    Michael_Germany

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                                    Re:Is there anything better than great fresh Lemonade? Wed, 07/29/09 6:50 PM (permalink)
                                    Hello!

                                    Found this recipe for Limeade yesterday. http://laylita.com/recipe...a-lemonade-or-limeade/

                                    I am very thirsty now...!

                                    Kind regards

                                    Michael
                                    <message edited by Michael_Germany on Wed, 07/29/09 6:51 PM>
                                     
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                                      offlady

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                                      Re:Is there anything better than great fresh Lemonade? Tue, 09/1/09 3:00 PM (permalink)
                                      tcrouzer


                                      If you have ever had/made a Shaker Lemon Pie, you will understand that adding the peel and pulp just bumps up the lemony goodness.


                                      Yes!  I've eaten Shaker Lemon Pie--now that is an interesting dessert.
                                       
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                                        Pigiron

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                                        Re:Is there anything better than great fresh Lemonade? Tue, 09/1/09 4:21 PM (permalink)
                                        chewingthefat


                                        Any secrets out there other than Fresh squeezed juice , sugar, water, and maybe some fresh mint?
                                        My twist is to add some raseberries that have been liquified!


                                         
                                        The only "secret" is to make a simple syrup out of the sugar and water beforehand.  Just stirring granualted sugar into your lemonade will leave you with a lot of grit. 
                                         
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                                          MellowRoast

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                                          Re:Is there anything better than great fresh Lemonade? Tue, 09/1/09 5:04 PM (permalink)
                                          I add a little Welch's grape juice (about 1/4) and it's absolutely wonderful.  Refreshingly refreshing. I've been told I should bottle it. 
                                           
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                                            sk bob

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                                            Re:Is there anything better than great fresh Lemonade? Thu, 09/3/09 9:21 AM (permalink)
                                            another month or so the lemons on our tree will be ripe & ready for my wife to make fresh lemonade.
                                            good idea about the simple syrup.
                                            our orange tree will be ripe in about 2 1/2 months, then we'll have orange juice too.
                                             
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