Essay, Research Paper
Water is the most refreshing drink in the world, and probably the cheapest. People drink water because it’s easy to achieve and cost barely anything. Lemon is one of the worse kinds of grapefruit people eat or doesn’t eat at all. It taste extremely sour and even bitter if you eat the skin. But if you add these two ingredients together, you get one of the most prolific drinks ever. There are hundreds of ways of making lemonade. From whiskey lemonade to chocolate lemonade, there is a very wide range of making lemonade. But the simplest of all these kinds is the water base lemon drink, where water and lemon is the two crucial flavors in the drink. It’s refreshing, healthy, and helps reduce Fibromyalgia, a certain disease. It is incredibly easy to make, that even a 5 year old can make. But let it be advised, however, that without the proper tools and directions, the great American beverage is nothing more than acid in water. People sometimes have the tendency of making the simplest mistake, such as adding sugar before water, and so forth. But with a three-step process, lemonade is bound to be better than beer or sex.
To start making lemonade, it is a must to have lemon, sugar, and water. It cost around 65 cents for one pound of lemon, and cost 25 cents for 5 gallons of water. Without these three ingredients, the drink will no longer be called lemonade. It is essential that a knife be there to cut the lemon, a cup or a pot for the drink, and a stove pan to heat the drink. Later on, it is necessary to have a blender for the ice. And the last important detail of the juice is the juice squeezer.
First off, wash the lemons clean so there won’t be any dirt or bacteria on the lemon. Use the knife and cut the lemon in half so the juice can be easily squeezed out of. If you desire more juice from the lemon, it is a good way to put the lemon in the microwave first for around 10 to 15 seconds. After cutting the lemon and squeezing about 2 cups of juice into the cup or pot, add around 6 cups of water. After adding water to the cup, add 1 and a half-cup of sugar to the juice and water. The most important thing to remember is that the ratio of juice, sugar and water makes lemonade great – not too sweet, not too tart. I like 6 cups of water to 2 cups juice and 2 cups sugar. Adjust it to suit yourself. Also, don’t forget how great hot lemonade tastes in the winter when you have a sore throat. You can freeze the lemon/sugar syrup for later use.
After all said and done with the first process, add the juice in the pan and heat it on the stove. Let it heat up till vapor appears. This causes the heat to reduce the sweetness of the sugar as well as killing off the germs and bacteria. Stir the juice so that the sugar won’t go to the base of the drink. This causes the drink to be very unbalanced and make it very sour or bitter. Keep stirring till the water, sugar, and juice are spread equally. Turn off the stove and carefully put the pan off the stove so it could cool off.
The third step is very easy. Obtain around 7 cups of ice or more. Put it in the blender, and crush it into small chunks of ice. Repeat this process until you have enough ice for 3 cups or half a gallon. After this is finish, get the pan with the juice and have a
taste test. If the drink is too sweet or sour, add water until it suits your liking. Remember to add hot water or warm water. It gives the drink more of vibe and a sting to it. When finish with adding water, pour the juice with the crush ice. Do not stir, but instead shake. Stirring causes the ice to evaporate. It is now finish and time to enjoy a cool and soothing drink.
Lemonade was said to be the easiest way to make money, because everyone loves it. The drink is good for the body and is great to get rid of sore throats. It is quick and simple to make. Does not cost much to make. And it’s a great way to keep yourself busy when you are bored. If you have lemon, make lemonade.