Friday, July 18, 2008

Miss Aimee B's Lemonade

Miss Aimee B's is a restaurant in St. Charles, old stomping grounds for the first decade or so of my existence. They make this special recipe lemonade at their restaurant and it is delightful on a summer day. Now, sit down. This has milk in it. I know, shudder, the horror! Actually, I've never known anybody to not like this, except my lactose-intolerant friends. But who wants to cook for those people anyway?

Miss Aimee B's lemonade
serves 4

4 lemons, washed well
4 cups of milk, you pick the percentage
2 cups sugar, believe it or not, that's conservative
club soda

-Cut the lemons in half and juice. Reserve everything.
-Take the peels and chop them up. You can do this in a mini-chopper, but don't go crazy and liquidize them.
-In a bowl or pitcher, take the lemon juice, lemon peels and sugar and mix them together well. Allow to sit for 1 hour on the counter, mixing occassionally if you remember to do so.
-Add milk to mix, stick in fridge, and refrigerate overnight (or at least 4 hours).
-Pour ingredients through cheesecloth or fine strainer (I use the strainer and have never had a problem) into a pitcher. Squeeze out all the liquid into the pitcher.
-Fill tumblers with ice. Fill half with lemonade mixture and half with club soda. Stir gently to mix and serve. ENJOY!

1 comment:

Melissa said...

Oh my gosh. I haven't had lemonade from Miss Aimee B's in years! So good!