Fresh Squeezed Lemonade.

With spring and summer come fresh fruits, and I couldn’t be happier about it. There is just so much you can do with fresh fruit, from fresh jams to desserts like this delicious strawberry shortcake, the options are endless. But I must say there is nothing quite like freshly squeezed juice.

Today I’m wanted to share my Grandma’s classic recipe for Fresh Squeezed Lemonade, right from the bundle of recipe cards I inherited from her. I was so thrilled to find this one. I make this lemonade week after week as my kids are constantly wanting to set up a lemonade stand outside. Adults and children on our street have come to love this lemonade and I love that they have their own entrepreneurial spirt.

I recently added this classic recipe to our Family Recipe Collection tea towels. The recipe is on a classic 100% white linen fabric. It is the perfect addition to freshen up your kitchen for summer, and it pairs so great with our new butter tea towel as well.

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I just so happened to be designing this new tea towel as we started launching our new candle collection. It only felt right to include a fresh lemonade scent in our spring line to really bring this story to life.

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Fresh Lemonade by heirloomed

Fresh Squeezed Lemonade

Yield: 1 gallon
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This is the perfect Hand Squeezed Lemonade recipe for a hot summer day. Passed down to me from my grandmother, I am now sharing it with you.

ingredients:

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup water

instructions:

How to cook Fresh Squeezed Lemonade

  1. Dissolve sugar into lemon juice by stirring for 30 seconds at a time. Add in water and ice at desired amounts. These measurements will make about 1 gallon. You can also club soda instead of water for a more carbonated flavor.
  2. For a lemonade slush add 1 / 2 cup juice and sugar with 1 cup water and blend with ice cubes. I must say this is just perfect for those extremely hot summer days.
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I would love to know what drinks get you by in the summer and if there is anything fun you like to add to lemonade to give it more flavor. Let me know in the comments below!


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Wild Strawberry Shortcake.

Each year during the early Spring we try to make it down to Florida to enjoy the already-warm weather that I oh-so-miss in Atlanta that time of year. We hit up the beach for a day, catch a few Spring Training games and Disney for a day (because, #momlife) but my classic favorites include the Strawberry Festival in Plant City and taking the kids to pick fresh strawberries from the field.

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This season I decided to incorporate sprawling springs of fresh mint from my garden (since there is SO much) and the outcome was so beautiful I just had to share. I really hope you’ll give this one a try – trust me, you’ll never go back!

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Wild Strawberry Shortcake

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This summer classic will bring a pop of color and fresh flavor to your table for dessert.

ingredients:

For Strawberry Topping :
  • 4 cups Strawberries, washed + quartered
  • 1-2 TBSP granulated sugar
  • Wash and quarter 4 cups of strawberries. Toss with 1 to 2 TBSP of granulated sugar and set aside.
For Homemade Whipped Cream :
For Shortcake :
  • 2 1/3 cups Bisquick
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 TBSP granulated sugar
  • 3 TBSP melted butter
  • Heat oven to 425 degrees. In medium bowl, mix Bisquick, milk, sugar + melted butter until soft dough forms. Grease cookie sheet and drop six equal sized balls of dough. Bake 10 minutes until golden brown. Remove from baking sheet and serve while warm.

instructions:

How to cook Wild Strawberry Shortcake

  1. To serve, place a single shortcake onto plate or bowl, top with two spoonfuls of strawberry topping and a dollop of fresh whipped cream. Garnish with mint, enjoy!
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strawberry shortcake recipe

I’d love to know if you gave this recipe a try! For more from our Southern Kitchen Bucket List, click here to see the full list of recipes I’m trying my hand at as part of this challenge. #HEIRLOOMED


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heirloomed is a lifestyle brand with a mission of "keeping heirlooms around for another generation." Our blog features stories about family recipes, creating traditions with your family, interior design and entertaining by mixing new and vintage pieces, classic style, and small town + historic travel. Our shop features a collection of "goods inspired by the past, for generations to enjoy" with an array of products and meaningful gifts including linen apronstabletop linensartceramics and beyond. Learn more at www.heirloomedcollection.com