Basic Tightwad Lemonade

 Basic lemonade

Flickr Photo Credit: Pamela White

Need to play hostess on the fly? Short on cash as well as time? 

It’s not fancy, but this is what we do when we are in the sticks with limited access to fresh citrus produce.  One regular beverage pitcher, one cup of Real Lemon concentrated juice, water to fill up the pitcher, and Splenda or sugar to taste. Stir it up and chill.

We also like to use the generic frozen concentrates as well, particularly for frozen slush cocktail drinks . When we are out of those, we use the above recipe as we always have some of the lemon concentrate on hand for marinades and lemon sauces.