Sep 3, 2018

Sipping and Tasting - Strawberry Lemonade for Two

Believe it or not, I couldn't find any squeezer so indeed it was truly freshly "squeezed" lemon juice, by hand. A little workout before sipping on my lemonade.

Strawberry lemonade -

Ingredients (makes 3 medium portions or 2 medium/large portions)?

  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1 1/2 cups cold water
  • 2 tablespoons strawberry jam
  • 2 tablespoons raw cane sugar
  • 1 shiso leaf
  • 2 to 3 big ice cubes


Squeeze lemons and get 1/2 cup of juice. Julienne shiso leaf.

Take a pitcher, mix in raw cane sugar along with hot water. Mix or cover with lid and shake till the sugar has been fully dissolved.

Pour in lemon juice and 1 cup of cold water, shake or stir to mix. On the side, mix the strawberry jam with 1/2 cup of cold water till almost dissolved. If the jam used comes with chunky fruit, just let it be and don't bother too much to break them apart perfectly. Pour that into the pitcher and shake or stir till incorporated again.

Store the lemonade in the fridge to speed up the cooling process, or just add ice cubes to serving cups then pour in the lemonade. Garnish with shiso leaf, it'll add an elegant herbal note to the drink. Mint leaves work just as well.

This recipe yields a more sourish lemonade, so if a sweeter taste is preferred, go ahead and double the amount used for either cane sugar or strawberry jam.

Two tablespoons of sugar plus sweet jam, that means 1 tablespoon of sugar for one larger serving. Sounds like a lot of sugar? You'll be amazed, or so scared by knowing how much sugar actually put in sweetened drinks. I'm not telling you to quit sugar completely. After all, we all need that happy boost in life once a while. But do try to lower the sugar intake once a while, yep?

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