Fresh-squeezed Lemonade

We are in the midst of potty training. We  started out a long weekend with a “potty party.” The idea is to get your child excited about ditching the diapers and becoming a big kid. We bought a few balloons, a new water bottle, fun undies, and a small gift. We made a poster together to decorate and checked out a couple new potty books from the library.

Of course, a party isn’t a party without drinks and snacks. So, we allowed some enticing sugary drinks and salty snacks to both add to the party atmosphere and encourage lots of drinking, and subsequently lots of potty practice. Since we were staying home sans diaper all weekend, we also needed activities to keep the little one busy. Making fresh-squeezed lemonade together fit the bill. Plus, I finally used the citrus juicer attachment for my mixer.

Now, there isn’t a lemonade that I don’t like, but the key to great lemonade is simple syrup and fresh lemons. This recipe is killer.


  • 1-1/2 cups organic cane sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups filtered water
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • water to taste


  1. To make the simple syrup, bring sugar and water to a boil, stirring constantly until the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Remove from heat and let cool.
  3. Once cool, combine the lemon juice and simple syrup in a large ice-filled pitcher.
  4. Fill the rest of the pitcher with water and stir.


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