Ah Summer time. Walking along the streets in the sun with your favorite shades on, enjoying the warm caress of the sun on your face…
Well in Paris, summer can really be a bitch.
One week the weather can be hot (too hot ?), sunny, beautiful, wanna-go-on-cafe-terrace weather… And the next week, all of the sudden, summer gives you the finger and the temperature drop 10 degrees, the rain is here and you have to go back to your hated raincoat.
But you know how we, French, like to complain ALL THE TIME.
Sunny = too hot.
Fresh air = too cold.
But for once, let’s focus on those sunny, warm days, shall we ?
What’s nicer than an ice-cold limonade waiting for you in the fridge after a long hot day… a delicious, quick and homemade one for sure !
You know my philosophy : always taste what you are cooking and adjust the recipe to your preference. In this recipe, the lemons can be bitter for a reason or another so do not be afraid to adjust the sugar.
Let’s get started my frenchies !
THE BEST SUMMER LIMONADE
Yield: 8 servings – Prep time: 10min – Chilling time: 1h to 3h
What you’ll need
- 4 limes
- 1-inch fresh ginger
- 3 tbsp of brown sugar
- 4 cups of water
First, juice the limes.
Then, grate the ginger into a puree.
Put them in the juice jar along with the brown sugar and the water. Mix Well.
Finally put the limonade in the fridge a least 1h. Serve very cold.
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Author: Emilie Durand
Emilie is a French food lover, proud Parisian and founder of thefrenchwaytohealth.com. On her website, she shares delicious recipes, health tips and tricks. Her goal is to gather and share the habits and rules that have been used and approved by French people for decades. That means cooking your own meals efficiently, enjoying whole foods, eating mindfully and never ever using the word diet again while losing weight.