When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. It’s just what I did when hurricane Arthur hit the coast of North Carolina on Independence Eve. The third was a wash out, fireworks canceled. The fourth was a hot but beautiful day, perfect for
boating hurrican clean-up. Let me say I am thankful this event was nothing more than a little inconvenient. After a day of work in the yard, I still had enough time to toast America the Beautiful with the quintessential summer beverage, homemade lemonade. God Bless America.
Reduced Sugar Lemonade
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup Monk fruit in the raw bakers bag
- 1 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
Make a simple syrup by combining sugar, water and Monk Fruit in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer until sugar and Monk Fruit dissolve, about 3 to 4 minutes. Cool completely. Chill.
Add lemon juice to chilled simple syrup. Fill tumblers with ice. Pour lemonade over ice. Add water to taste. Garnish with lemon slices.