Customize Your Glass
Are you craving a glass of cold, refreshing lemonade, but don’t want to make a whole pitcher? Look no further! This simple recipe will guide you through making a single serving of lemonade. All you need is some fresh lemon juice, sugar, water, and ice. Grab a mason jar or any jar or container with a tight-fitting lid, and let’s get started!
Lemonade is a classic drink that can be enjoyed in various ways. This recipe provides a strong and sweet lemonade concentrate that you can adjust to suit your taste preferences. It’s perfect for pouring over ice, but you can also dilute it with a bit more water if desired.
To customize the flavor of your lemonade, simply taste it after mixing and dissolving the sugar (after a short chill in the fridge, as explained in the recipe). Depending on your preferences, you can either pour it over a glass of ice or add more cold water until it reaches your desired taste. Feel free to experiment with different combinations!
Choosing the Right Jar
When it comes to preparing your single serving lemonade, having the right jar is crucial. Mason jars are my personal favorite for their versatility. They are easy to clean, make great drinking glasses, and are perfect for storing any leftovers (just add the lid!).
For this recipe, we’ll be shaking the jar to dissolve the sugar, so a mason jar with a lid is ideal. If you don’t have a mason jar, don’t worry! You can use any jar or container with a tight-fitting lid. Alternatively, if you have a regular glass, you can vigorously stir the lemonade instead of shaking it.
No Cooking Required
Unlike many lemonade recipes that involve making a simple syrup on the stovetop, this recipe skips the cooking process altogether. It’s a convenient option, especially if you’re in a dorm room without access to a stove or simply want to avoid using any heat.
What You’ll Need
Before we dive into the recipe, let’s gather our ingredients:
Lemons: You’ll need the juice of 2-3 fresh lemons. To extract the juice, gently roll the lemons on the counter, cut them open, and either use a juicer or squeeze the juice out manually. Strain the juice through a small strainer or use a spoon to remove any seeds.
Sugar: Standard granulated sugar is perfect for this recipe.
Water and Ice: Cold water and ice will complete the refreshing taste of your lemonade.
Let’s Make Single Serving Lemonade!
Now that you have all your ingredients ready, follow these simple steps:
Squeeze the lemon juice, being careful to remove any seeds.
Combine the lemon juice and sugar in a pint-size (16 ounce) mason jar.
Add the water and close the lid tightly. Shake the jar vigorously for 30-60 seconds, allowing the sugar to dissolve.
Chill the lemonade in the fridge for about 15 minutes until the sugar is fully dissolved. Give the jar another shake or two to ensure everything is well-mixed.
The flavors of your lemonade will be strong and concentrated. Taste it and make any necessary adjustments by adding additional cold water, pouring it over ice, or a combination of both.
Finally, savor your refreshing single serving lemonade! You can garnish it with lemon slices or enjoy it as is.
More Single Serving Recipes to Try
If you’re a fan of single serving recipes, I have more delicious options for you to explore. Why not try my single serving sugar cookie, chocolate chip cookie, and peanut butter cookie recipes? Each one is incredibly easy to make and guarantees a tasty treat!
Remember, simplicity doesn’t mean compromising on taste. With this single serving lemonade recipe, you can indulge in a glass of tangy and sweet goodness anytime you want. So, grab your ingredients and get ready to enjoy a delightful burst of flavor!