Fresh Made Lemonade By The Glass
1 medium lemon
¾ cup water
1-2 tbsp sugar or to taste
Place the uncut lemon on the countertop or cutting board. Roll the lemon back and forth a few times, pressing down firmly with the palm of your hand.
Cut the lemon in half and, using your hand or a juice extractor, squeeze as much juice out as possible. A medium-sized lemon will yield approximately 3 tbsp of juice.
Pour lemon juice into a glass, passing it through a strainer or cheesecloth to catch seeds and pulp.
Add water and sugar to the glass. Stir to dissolve sugar.
Add ice and serve immediately.
1 serving, 60-100 calories per serving, depending on sugar usage
Hack: 3 tbsp bottled lemon juice can be used in this recipe
Hack: Honey, corn syrup, maple syrup, coconut sugar or another sweetener can be used to replace sugar
Hack: Freshly squeezed lemon juice can be frozen for up to 3 months. Pour into ice cube trays to freeze into individual cubes.