Juice of 1 lemon
1 tsp of Agave sweetener (sugar will do, too)
1 cup boiling water
There. You can imagine the rest. Just put the agave sweetener (or sugar) and the juice of one lemon in the bottom of the coffee mug and pour hot water over it. Done.
Note: this is a great drink to help soothe a sore throat. Not that we're doctors or anything (this is where the legal nerds tell us, "Make sure you put a disclaimer in there to tell everyone you're not a doctor." Duh.
Anyway, this is a great lemon drink recipe to help you relax at night if you're tired of decaf tea or hot chocolate. Best of all, it's super easy to modify. If you end up with a monster-sized lemon, use more sweetener. If you like it sour, use less sweetener. Good stuff.
Juice of one lemon
12 oz. seltzer water
Again, you can imagine the rest. Squeeze the lemon juice in the bottom of a pint glass, then just pour seltzer water in over it with ice. Done. There is absolutely nothing more refreshing than this drink. If you're lucky enough to have a lemon tree in your yard, lemon juice and seltzer water will get you through the whole tree full of lemons until Fall hits. Once Fall hits, revert back to recipe #1.
2 shots of vodka
Juice of one lemon
1 tb agave sweetener or lemon syrup (that's our bonus recipe below... ssshhhh! don't tell anyone!)
Tumbler with ice
You got it: super-simple lemon drink recipes strike again with the predictable procedure! Take the tumbler, squeeze the lemon juice in it, then add in the agave sweetener or lemon syrup. Fill the tumbler with ice, then pour in 2 shots of vodka. That's right, man - make it a double right out of the gates! Fresh lemon juice never made you feel so good! I suppose this could be an alternative recipe to a vodka gimlet, but this lemon vodka drink is so fresh, chances are you'll never go back to the gimlet unless you have to.
1 cup of agave sweetener (or sugar)
1/2-Cup of water
That's right: simple syrup with lemon juice. The reason we said "a bunch of lemons" is because we want you to make a huge batch of this stuff and save it in the fridge, or even in the freezer. Keep it on hand all year round.
Make ice cubes out of it and put it in the drinks mentioned above to give you a good balance of sweet and sour lemon flavors.
Keep it as a syrup and replace the need to mix sweetener and lemon juice later - just pour the lemon simple syrup in the cup, and pour the boiling water over it for the lemon tea, or pour the seltzer water over it in a pint glass if you want a sweeter summer refreshment than just the lemon juice and seltzer water mix. It's also a great alternative to buying lemon-lime sodas for the kids. Not that sugar and agave are great for them, but natural sugars and sweeteners are a better alternative than high fructose corn syrup.
There you have it! Take our super-simple lemon drink recipes and keep yourself busy all year round, whether you want to relax, refresh, or just get drunk. Heck, you can do all three at once if you ask us.