What do you do when you find lemons on sale? Make lemon simple syrup!
a bunch of lemons and some sugar
Squeeze your lemons (I used a juicer, I’m lazy).I
In a pot on the stove, mix lemons with sugar using at least as much sugar as lemon juice. If your juice is really strong, feel free to use more sugar (my normal ratio for simple syrup is 1 part liquid: 2 parts sugar).
Heat and stir until all the sugar dissolves.
Pour into small jars and either keep in the refrigerator or use water bath canning method to seal the jars.
This syrup is great for when you want a glass of fresh squeezed lemonade and are in a hurry. Just add a couple of spoonfuls (or more, depending on preference) to some ice water, stir and enjoy!
For something a little different, toss in some fresh herb leaves like mint or basil or a couple of berries. On a really hot day frozen blackberries or raspberries make great icecubes!
You can also add it to sparkling water (unsweetened, since the syrup already has sugar added).
Lemon Syrup can also be used in all sorts of cocktails. I’m looking forward to trying it in a BLIT. If using in a cocktail remember that Lemon Syrup is both lemon juice AND simple syrup, so you probably won’t have to add any additional simple syrup unless you want your drink really sweet.