Thursday, May 19, 2011

Retro Lemonade Love

From the time I was a young girl I have always loved pucker your lips lemons! I've been drawn to sour squeeze your butt cheeks candy also! I can't help it! I love it! 

My cousin and I would go to my Grandmother's for a holiday dinner and eat all of the lemon wedges she had cut for sweet tea!
We would even sprinkle salt on them and squeeze the tangy wangy juice into our mouths and we were happy!

I love the taste of fresh squeezed lemonade! What is more fun than to purchase a bag of lemons, get out your vintage juice reamer and churn and turn those lemons and watch the juice run down the sides of the dish? Pouring the gift of the gods juice into a vintage retro pitcher,adding sugar, water and ice! Yes ...I said REAL sugar it is the best for that southern style sit on your porch libation!

These retro pitchers were recently listed in my shop! I love the heavy glass of these mid century beauties! You can find them in many patterns and sizes! 
I love the vibrant yellow flowers and green stems on this pitcher!

Look at the gorgeous coral and buttercup yellow of this pitcher!
Invite friends over this weekend and try this old fashioned lemonade recipe:

Lemon Juice, freshly squeezed from 8 large lemons (1-1/2 cups)
1/2  cup of sugar, granulated - more or less to taste
5  cups cold well water
1  large lemon, cut into small wedges or thin cartwheel slices
Freshly made Ice cubes. Make fresh ice cubes, as they may pick up freezer odors over a period of time, if not used regularly.
In a large pitcher, combine the freshly squeezed lemon juice, granulated sugar and 2 cups of cold water; stir briskly to dissolve the sugar. Add the remaining ingredients and stir briskly again.
To make a Honey Flavored Lemonade:
Substitute your favorite "honey" for the granulated sugar. Adjust more or less to taste.
To make a Pink Lemonade:
Add a few drops of grenadine syrup or Grandma's red frosting food coloring



  1. ummmmm.... yum! I love fresh lemonade. my mom used to live in AZ and had a lemon tree. by the time we would get there to visit her, they were the size of oranges! there is NOTHING like the taste of fresh lemonade in the summer!
    thanks for the recipe kelly!

  2. This is beautiful!What a lovely blog:)

  3. Sounds delicious Kelly! Thanks for sharing! And those retro pitchers are so perfect for summer! I can't imagine that it will be too long before someone snatches those beauties up!

  4. I've never made fresh lemonade before so I'm going to have to pucker up and try this recipe. Thanks for sharing. Love your blog :)

  5. Love fresh lemonade!! Also love those cute pitchers!