Sweet'tauk lemonade recipes from "Let's make lemonade (and sell it too)" by Deborah Aiza, Montauk NY

 

 

 

MAKES 8 SERVINGS

Cantaloupe is a smooth, sweet flavor. Add a little lemon zest to your simple syrup to balance out the flavors in this delicious recipe.

Ingredients

EXTRA LEMONY SYRUP

  • 1 Cup cold, filtered water
  • ¾ Cup sugar
  • Grated zest of 2 lemons

LEMONADE

  • 6 Cups cantaloupe, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 Cup freshly squeezed lemon juice(6–8 lemons)
  • 2–3 Cups cold, filtered water

What to Do

EXTRA LEMONY SYRUP

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, lemon zest, and 1 cup of water.
  2. Heat over medium/high heat, stirring until sugar has dissolved.
  3. Strain the syrup into a large bowl to remove the lemon zest.
  4. Allow syrup to cool.

LEMONADE

  1. Juice your lemons.
  2. Place a strainer over a large bowl. Pour the lemon juice through to remove pulp and seeds. Using a spatula, press down on the pulp to remove any lemon juice that’s still caught in the pulp.
  3. Purée the melon in a blender with the lemon juice.
  4. Pour into a pitcher and add the cooled syrup. Chill.
  5. Immediately before serving, add 2–3 cups water (to taste) and plenty of ice.
  6. Garnish with lemon slices, a dash of mint, and serve with a smile :)

ENJOY!