The hot days of summer are right around the corner, but that doesn't mean you have to wait before trying out a new Agave lemonade recipe. Agave nectar is made from the juice of an Agave plant from Mexico. This nectar is typically as sweet as honey and can be used in place of sugar as in the Agave lemonade recipe. A simple recipe to learn, Agave lemonade is a refreshing alternative to a traditional summertime drink that can easily be tailored to your personal tastes.
To make the Agave lemonade recipe you will need:
- 7 lemons
- 3/4 cup guava nectar
6 2/3 cup water
- Prepare the lemons. There are several ways to get the most juice from your lemons. One way is to roll each lemon firmly between your counter top and the palm of your hand. You may also place the lemons in a microwave for a few seconds prior to juicing.
- Cut and squeeze. Wash each lemon and cut in half. Squeeze the lemon juice from the lemon either using your hand or a juicer. Pour the juice into a pitcher.
Add water and Agave nectar. Pour the seven cups of water into the pitcher with the lemon juice. Stir in the Agave nectar until the three ingredients are thoroughly combined.
- Taste and chill. Before chilling your Agave lemonade, do a taste test and adjust by adding more water, lemon or nectar to taste. Once the taste is to your liking, chill for several hours in the refrigerator. Serve with ice.
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