If you’ve been following along, you know that I’ve been obsessed with lemonade ever since our babymoon to Hawaii! Not to mention that nothing says “summer” like a chilled glass of lemonade (especially when temperatures exceed 100 degrees here in Phoenix)!
I’ve been playing around with various lemonade recipes – doing some research and LOTS of trial and error. I’ve finally mastered a recipe that combines some of my all-time favorite flavors: honey, cucumber, and of course – lemon!
The honey-infusion in this recipe makes for the perfect pairing of sweet and tart that’s SO refreshing!
I hope this honey-cucumber lemonade helps to liven up your summer!
- 2 cups fresh-squeezed lemon juice about 13-14 lemons
- 1 cup sugar
- 4 cups water
- 1/2 cucumber to garnish
- 1/4 cup diced cucumber I diced using a food processor
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup honey
Add all of the ingredients into a saucepan and stir over low heat until the sugar dissolves and the honey is liquified.
Allow the mixture to simmer for 4 minutes.
Strain out the cucumber chunks (if desired) and let the syrup cool in the fridge.
Squeeze the lemons to make 2 cups of juice (I used an electric juicer).
Add juice and sugar into a saucepan over low heat and stir until the sugar is dissolved.
Add the juice/sugar mixture to 4 cups of water and mix well. (Add more water if you like your lemonade less tart).
Add syrup to taste. (I added all of the syrup made by the recipe, about 3 tablespoons per cup).
Garnish with sliced cucumbers and mint and enjoy!