Refreshing Aged Balsamic Lemonade
Has plain old lemonade become just a little boring? Give our Aged Balsamic Lemonade a try! The bright tart lemon flavor blended with the sweet tangy flavor of our Aged Balsamic makes a refreshing drink everyone will love.
- 1 Cup White Granulated Sugar
- 1 Cup Water, for the simple syrup
- 1 Cup Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
- 4 Tablespoons More Than Olives Traditional Aged Balsamic Vinegar
- 2 to 3 Cups Cold Water
- 1 Fresh Lemon, for slicing to use as garnish
First, make the simple syrup. In a small saucepan, add the sugar and 1 cup of water. Bring to a simmer, stirring until the sugar dissolves completely. Remove the pan from the heat and let it cool.
Juice the lemons until you have at least 1 cup of juice. Any extra juice can be kept in the refrigerator for other purposes. Depending on the size of the lemon, you will probably need 4 to 6. A trick to getting the lemons to juice easier is to roll the lemons back and forth on a counter or cutting board before cutting them in half.
To make the lemonade pour the fresh lemon juice and the cooled simple syrup into a serving pitcher. Add 2 cups of cold water and the More Than Olives Aged Balsamic. Taste the mixture. If it is too intense, add 1 more cup of water and re-taste. Adjust the ingredients to your liking. It is best to chill the lemonade before serving. Remember when you add ice, it will melt and naturally dilute the intensity.
Since it is hard to determine beforehand the flavor profile (sour/sweet) of the lemons you have purchased, the proportions in this recipe may need to be adjusted to create the lemonade that is just perfect for you.
Serve with ice and sliced lemons.