The Life of Pie…..

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When Summer Gives You Lemons….

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….Make some lemonade! Here’s 5 different ways to spice up your favorite summer drink!


Just… Lemonade!


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 2 cups fresh lemon juice
  • 1 gallon cold water
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • Mint sprigs, for garnish


In a 1 gallon container, place sugar and hot water, and stir until sugar dissolves. Add lemon juice and cold water to render 1 gallon. Stir until well mixed. Pour lemonade over glasses of ice, squeeze slice of lemon on top of each, and garnish with a sprig of mint.



Strawberry Lemonade


  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • 4 1/2 cups water
  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen strawberries, partially thawed


  1. In a large pitcher, mix together lemonade concentrate and water. Stir in strawberries.



Blueberry Lemonade


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 to 1 cup lemon juice, depending on tastes
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • water


  1. Combine 1 cup water, sugar and 1 cup blueberries in a small saucepan.
  2. Simmer over low heat, stirring often, until sugar is dissolved and blueberries start to soften and leach their color.
  3. Strain blueberries and cool the sugar water mixture.
  4. Combine lemon juice with sugar water and add enough water to make 2 quarts of lemonade.
  5. Serve with the extra cup of blueberries for garnish.


Ginger-Honey Lemonade


3 cups water


Bring 1 cup water, honey, sugar, and ginger to boil in heavy medium saucepan over high heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Boil 5 minutes. Cool. Strain syrup into pitcher. Mix in lemon juice and remaining 2 cups water. Fill pitcher with ice. Let stand 5 minutes. Fill 4 to 6 tall glasses with ice; add lemonade.


Limoncello Lemonade

Limoncello, an Italian lemon flavored liquor.  Same recipe as above…just add some fun!