country picnic would be complete without tall glasses of
lemonade to sip slowly in the shade. For the best flavor, look
for fresh bright yellow lemons with thick skins and a fresh
lemony scent. For a regular lemonade you may wish to leave out
the strawberries, you could also substitute limes for the lemons
and make limeade. Raspberries may also be substituted for the
strawberries or a few slices crystallized ginger may be added
for a ginger lemonade to pour over tall ice-filled glasses.
2 cups fresh lemon juice (10-12 large lemons)
the juice, water, sugar and rind into a 3-quart saucepan.
cups granulated sugar
1 large piece lemon rind
(15-ounce) package frozen unsweetened sliced strawberries
lemon slices tossed in granulated sugar
cherries with stems
over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Strain into a
glass pitcher and refrigerate until well chilled.
2. Add strawberries
just before serving. Pour into 6 tall glasses
with ice. Slit one side of the lemon slices and place
over the edge of the glasses.
Dip the glass rims in lemon juice, then sugar. Serve
stemmed cherries and peeled kiwifruit slices.
Makes 6 tall glasses