Friday, April 12, 2019

Honey Lemonade

Refreshing and naturally sweetened lemonade is just a few minutes away.  This simple drink recipe is a perfect summertime cooler.

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glass of honey lemonade on ice with floating lemon slice


      Nothing cools you down on a warm day like a cold glass of lemonade.  You can make your own naturally sweetened lemonade in just a matter of minutes with only three ingredients and one of those is water! Honey and lemons are a natural match, so why not turn those lemons into lemonade?!


      Did you know I have some beekeepers in my family?  It's true, I do! My dad and two of my brothers have hives.

lemon half on juicer, lemons and honey pot


     In fact, I was just watching them build more hives last weekend.  Bees can be fickle.  They can swarm off, get parasites or the weather can get the best of them.

     This winter was pretty harsh, so they were all a little worried about how their hives would handle it.  Luckily they all seem to have made it through and everyone is feeling quite optimistic heading into spring.

pitcher lying next to honey lemonade ingredients


     So there are wildflower patches to plant and hives to build and honey to look forward to.  Of course, I am secretly hoping some of that honey finds its way my direction!

     Last year one of my brothers tried his hand at making honey candy and my mom makes spun honey.  Of course plenty finds its way on to toast and into homemade granola.

    But this summer I think that golden goodness should be made into more lemonade! This recipe is so easy to make and super refreshing.

pouring water into Grosche pitcher that already has lemon juice and honey in it


    It has that depth of flavor that honey can bring and you could easily change that flavor with different honey varieties.  I can imagine it would be wonderful with a citrus blossom honey.

    Of course local honey may help you with seasonal allergies a bit too! So go ahead and whip up a batch now.

    I made my lemonade in my new Grosche Rio pitcher.  It has a built in screen that keeps larger solids from being poured, so it is perfect for infused water and sangria.

grosche pitcher full of honey lemonade


    It allowed me to put some lemon slices in the lemonade without worrying about them splashing down into the glass and making a mess.  It also has a nice elegant feel which makes it perfect for setting out while entertaining.

    Plus Grosche has a sustainability mission and a great charitable purpose as well. They plant trees, provide clean water projects around the world and more!

pouring glass of honey lemonade


   So get your glass of ice ready and whip up some honey lemonade.  Then kick up your feet and enjoy a bit of sunshine. After the long winter, it will do us all some good!

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naturally sweetened lemonade, honey drink recipe, easy summer drink
drinks
American
Yield: 6 servings
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Honey Lemonade

Refreshing and naturally sweetened lemonade is just a few minutes away. This simple drink recipe is a perfect summertime cooler.
prep time: 5 Mcook time: total time: 5 M

ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 3 1/4 cups of water
  • optional: slices of lemon

instructions:

  1. Stir together honey and lemon juice until honey is dissolved.
  2. Add water and stir to combine. Adjust sweetness with a little more lemon or honey to taste. 
  3. Chill and serve over ice. 
Calories
63.73
Fat (grams)
0.08
Sat. Fat (grams)
0.01
Carbs (grams)
17.58
Fiber (grams)
0.16
Net carbs
17.42
Sugar (grams)
16.11
Protein (grams)
0.18
Sodium (milligrams)
6.20
Cholesterol (grams)
0.00
Created using The Recipes Generator



Refreshing and naturally sweetened lemonade is just a few minutes away. This simple drink recipe is a perfect summertime cooler.


Shared at The Weekend Potluck and Meal Plan Monday

4 comments:

  1. This looks super refreshing and perfect for a warm day!

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  2. This looks and sounds soooo refreshing! I can’t wait to make this for me and my guys this summer! Happy Friday!

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  3. Love this and going to have to make this and try it out. Found you on Happiness is Homemade link Party

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  4. This is the perfect time drink! I am looking forward to making this and enjoying it with honey!

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