This past week has been a hot one here in New York! So, when my kids enthusiastically approached me with the brilliant idea of cooking together, I wasn’t really looking forward to turning on my stove or heating up the oven. But… kids on summer vacation can be very persistent, and I’m so glad that they were! Otherwise, we never would have experimented in the kitchen and come up with this delicious lemonade recipe.
This is a super simple and easy recipe – one that my kids (ages 5 and 8) had a good time assisting with because there are enough tasks to split up so that they both felt like they contributed, but it was also ridiculously quick to clean up. In my book, that makes for a perfect afternoon activity.
Since there are really only two ingredients that aren’t some form of water, choosing the right honey is probably the most important in terms of taste. The favorite in my house is Bee Harmony Honey* from Beesponsible. We have anywhere from 3-5 different flavors of this honey in our house at any given time, and we experimented with a couple different ones to see which was our favorite. It turns out that the Wildflower honey added a bright note that we loved. The Buckwheat honey pictured here has a more robust flavor and also produces an excellent end result. Whichever honey you choose, it’s hard to go wrong here – they are all delicious.
As a side note: Beesponsible has mini jars of honey that come in delightfully packaged flights and make excellent teacher gifts if anyone is in the market for a back-to-school gift.
So, without further ado, here is the recipe for our Honey Lemonade – I hope you enjoy it and have as much fun as we did making (and drinking) it!
Directions: Juice 3-4 large, fresh lemons until you have about 1 cup of the juice.
In a separate bowl, add about 3/4 cup warm water. Wisk in 1/2 cup of honey until dissolved. For a sweeter lemonade, add more honey!
Fill pitcher about 1/4 of the way full with ice cubes. Pour in the honey mixture, followed by the fresh lemon juice, and finish with 4-5 cups of cold water. Stir to mix.
Garnish with fresh lemon slices (you could also get fancy here and add mint leaves, and/or slices of other types of fruit).
Pour into individual glasses and enjoy!
The lemonade will keep 1-2 days in a sealed container in your refrigerator (if you don’t drink it all right away, that is)!
If you like bees and/or lemons – check out two of our favorite prints! Honeybee and Lemon Love – available in Baby (NB-24M), Kids (2T-14) and Adult (XS-XXL).
*This post is not affiliated, associated with, or endorsed by Beesponsible Honey. The use of their product is for identification and reference purposes only and does not imply any association with the trademark holder of their product or brand.