Spring – I mean summer – is finally here in NYC! We’ve had a little heat wave here after a brutally cold March, so naturally, I decided to make lemonade. To mix things up I used Meyer lemons. A cross between traditional lemons and mandarin oranges, Meyer lemons are less acidic, juicy and just plain delicious. They are perfect for my first “summer lemonade”. Some other recipes I use Meyer lemons in are cocktails, salad dressings, roast chicken recipes or in desserts that would call for regular lemons.
Pure maple syrup is added so no need to make simple syrup. I love the natural sweetness of the maple syrup. It also gives the drink a beautiful golden orange hue.
Meyer Lemonade sweetened with Maple Syrup
In a pitcher or large container, stir together meyer lemon juice, maple syrup and water. Mix in a few slices of meyer lemon into the pitcher. Serve over ice and garnish with black berries and meyer lemon slices.
Total Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
June 22, 2014
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