Lemonade for a Hot Day

This makes me wish I had a hammock or a porch swing.

I start with a basic lemonade recipe I got from Bust Magazine, which I totally love.


  • 1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 6 cups water, divided
  • My additions: 1/4 cup chia seeds, 1/2 tablespoon fresh ginger juice, a sprig of fresh mint

What to do:

  • Combine 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water in a saucepan and heat them on the stove until the sugar dissolves.  Allow to cool.
  • Squeeze your lemons!
  • Put chia seeds in your pitcher with 5 cups of water.  Stir, stir, stir while the seeds hydrate (they’ll be sticky glops if you don’t stir them well).
  • Add the sugar water (simple syrup), lemon juice, ginger juice, and stir well.
  • Serve over ice with a garnish of mint.  Smash the mint into your glass before you drink it.

So refreshing!


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