Intro: Hot Lemonade
I woke up this morning to realize that it is "cold & flu" season. That means it's the season for Hot Lemonade. When your throat is a bit sore and it'g getting hard to breath, something hot to drink will loosen things up and make things feel better. You could make this with lemonade powder or frozen lemonade from the store, but this is how I make it.
Last summer while the lemons were cheaper, I bought a lot of them (does 60 count as a lot) and squeezed the juice for Fresh Squeezed lemonade. What we didn't use then, I poured in to ice cube trays and froze for "later". Now is "later" I put two cubes of lemon juice into a container to thaw.
When I was making fresh squeezed lemonade, I also made a lot of simple syrup. The best way to add sugar to the lemonade. To make simple syrup: Bring 1 1/2 cups water to a boil. Add 1 cup sugar. Stir until dissolved and let simmer for 5 minutes. Let cool. Use as needed to sweeten drinks.
Put 3-4 Tbls.( so sweeten to taste) simple syrup in with the lemon juice. If you love honey, use honey here.
Bring some water to a boil. You may do that any way you wish, in the microwave, on top of the stove, or any way your creative little heart desires. Then pour the hot water into the lemon and syrup mixture.
Breath in the steam and then enjoy! Yeah, this helps a lot.