Backdoor Lemonade Stand

Greetings Friends! It's starting to feel like summer here and for me that means fresh squeezed lemonade.  There is nothing more refreshing after a hot morning in the garden...

Lemonade serving station

Since I make lemonade so often, I thought it would be fun to set up my own stand.  It faces my backdoor so I am greeted by the fresh lemony scent daily. Glasses and straws are on hand for guests.  Won't you join me? 

Lemonade serving stand

I must confess I am a lemonade snob--I rarely order it when I'm out because it is usually a mix and it just doesn't taste the same! Besides, it only takes a few minutes for fresh squeeed with this handy gadget! My brother Trey, the foodie introduced me to this little helper several years ago.   Just stick it in your lemon, open the lid and pour the juice out--voila! 

Delicious skinny lemonade recipe
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I've shared my favorite lemonade recipe before but since then I found a way to simplify it a bit.  I prefer mine with lavender and mint.  If you are a purist, you can omit this first step ;)
First, I put a handful of mint in pot of  three cups of water and one teaspoon of culinary lavender.  I rub the lavender between my palms as I add it. While that comes to a boil, I fill a two quart pitcher half full of water. Next, I add the juice from two extra large lemons.  Once the mint/lavender mixture comes to a boil, I remove it from the heat and allow it to steep for about 30 minutes. Then I strain the mint and lavender buds and stir in 1/4 cup of agave nectar. (Sugar can always be used instead if you prefer.) Last, I add the sweetened herbed mixture to the lemons and water, and stir well before serving. I serve it over ice garnished with fresh mint.  Enjoy! 


Skinny lemonade recipe


Hope you'll come again soon! 

Backdoor lemonade stand





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16 comments:

  1. Looks so inviting ... love the jadeite with yellow accents.
    Have a great week.

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  2. Just adorable! I love lemonade, especially fresh squeezed lemonade! Your jadeite is lovely and compliments your lemonade stand, too. What a great way to celebrate summer! Thanks for coming by to visit.

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  3. Cecilia, I adore your fun stand and your lemonade sounds so yummy! I can imagine how refreshing it is after working in the garden. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  4. Oh Cecilia, if this isn't the cutest idea! I love your little lemonade stand and I have an idea my son would enjoy one in our home *smiles* Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs!

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  5. Your lemonade stand is adorable! Thanks for the recipe, it's the perfect thirst quencher for summer.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  6. Looks so refreshing and inviting. I'll have to give it a try. Since I don't have culinary lavender could I use my Young Living Lavender essential oil?

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  7. I don't drink lemonade out either for the same reason....too fake tasting. Your recipe sounds wonderful! I cheat a little and put lemon slices in my pitcher with the center compartment for fruit. It really is just lemon water. Yours is fancier!!

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  8. Awesome vignette! Love the jadite. Thanks for sharing at the VIP party!

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  9. I can smell the lemons over here! What a sweet sign for your lemonade stand.

    Debra

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  10. Visiting from Kathy's party. Love me a good class of lemonade. My motherinlove used to make the best! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  11. Your homemade lemonade sounds so refreshing. Love your Jadeite and your pretty lemonade station. Thanks so much for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

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  12. Great idea! Love the photos. The lemons on the scale- swoooooning!

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  13. That's a darling lemonade stand - I love the colors, and fresh ice cold lemonade sounds really yummy on this hot steamy Virginia day! Saw your feature at Brenda's Cozy Little House.

    Mary

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  14. I love fresh lemonade...this little stand is oh too cute!! :)

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  15. Such a cute little lemonade stand Cecilia! And I love real lemonade too. That fake stuff just doesn't cut it! Featured you at Be Inspired this morning. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  16. Love your lemonade stand - so cute. You have me craving lemonade now - thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy

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