Fresh Squeezed Lemonade and a Ramona Shandy

Nothing says Summer like fresh squeezed lemonade. I had a bunch of left over lemons from my son’s graduation I need to use so I decided to whip up a batch. I am also trying to find a drink I can make for a crowd and thought this would be a good mixer for alcohol. You could mix it with a flavored vodka, berry , vanilla  etc… Mix it with a wheat beer for a traditional Shandy or go out on a limb and make a drink worthy of Ramona from Real Housewives of NYC, yes it’s turtle time somewhere. Mix 1/2 lemonade and 1/2 Pinot Grigio and you’ve got a Ramona Shandy. This drink is refreshing and light and economical for a party or a large group of housewives. Maybe even serve it at book club if you are reading Most Talkative by Andy Cohen. I apologize for the picture quality, I made this spur of the moment and used my phone camera, but you get the idea.

Fresh Squeezed Lemonade with Mint

4 c water

2T fresh mint leaves

2 c sugar

1 c fresh squeezed lemon juice

2 c ice

1 lemon sliced for garnish

Mint sprigs for garnish

Put 4 cups water in a sauce pan with mint leaves, add sugar and stir, bring to a boil stir making sure all sugar is dissolved and remove from heat and let cool, remove mint leaves.

In a large pitcher add lemon juice, cooled mint and sugar mixture and ice, stir until combined.

Serve over ice, garnish with mint and lemon, or mix with Pinot Grigio for a Ramona Shandy

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