**This is a modified version of a contributing post I did over at Inchoate, my brother’s blog. We are compiling a list of 1,000 things everyone should know how to do.
One of the things I have most enjoyed this summer is making single-serving lemonade every once and awhile. Lemons are expensive and I try not to drink sugared drinks often, but I do love lemonade, especially freshly squeezed lemonade. If you were wondering how to make your own, here you go!
1. Take 1 average-sized lemon and cut in half (the little knobs should be on either side).
2. Using a hand juicer (or any other kind of juicer you have), press down on the lemon and move it in circles around the ridges to squeeze the juice out of the lemon. I usually do this over a medium-sized bowl.
3. Pour 1/4 cup of hot water (the hottest water that you can get out of the tap should be fine) into your glass.
4. Add 2 Tablespoons of sugar to the hot water and stir until the sugar is dissolved.
5. Add 3/4 cup of cold water to the hot water and sugar mixture.
6. Measure out and add 3 Tablespoons of the freshly squeezed lemon juice to the glass and stir (I’m normally able to get about 3 Tablespoons of juice from each lemon- if it’s a little less, it should still taste fine).
7. Add ice and enjoy!
Also: it kind of looks like I have a black eye. I do not, it is just the lighting.