Fuck You Wolfie Lemonade

this is my go-to fancy drink to have when others are guzzling that junky booze stuff.  Me, i like fresh and homemade and a bit tart:

Fuck You Wolfie Lemonade Concentrate

In a saucepan, stir together 1.5 cups of granulated white sugar (300 g) and 1 cup water (230 g) [for fancier drinks, add a stick or two of fresh rosemary to this while boiling.]

Heat until the mixture boils and the sugar is dissolved. Let cool.

Meanwhile, juice 8 medium-sized lemons until you get 1.5 cups (340 g) juice. Strain the juice to remove pits and pulp.

Once the sugar syrup has cooled a bit, add the lemon juice, stir, leave the rosemary in, and then put in a container. You can freeze this (for 3-6 months) or store in the fridge for a week.

You now have about 3 cups concentrate.

When you’re ready for drinks, you add 50% concentrate with another liquid – regular water, carbonated soda water, bitter tonic water, or ginger ale.  I also put in a slash of cranberry juice.

It is dynamite, let me tell you.  I’ve served it in the ‘restaurant in my living room’ and the drinkers often like it better than the wine being served!

Marie (day 40) says: “I made the lemonade concentrate you gave me the recipe for and WOW!  That is amazing!  I may be stressed out, frustrated, a little depressed, and overwhelmed today, but I know that I have a yummy rosemary lemonade (made with seltzer water) waiting for me after my run tonight.  Thank you so much for that.”

Team 100 update: 94 members, welcome to Catkin (4), Julz (3), Quillian (3) and Dana (3). Happy days to Sunflower (70), Victoria (70), KC, Malia & Kriss (40 yesterday), Shel & Tammy (60 yesterday), Laura (20), Erin (40), Mary (7), Jenna (20).

Belle

I want to put this online, to hold myself accountable. I want to document the noise in my head. I'm tired of thinking about drinking. date of last drink: june 30, 2012

17 thoughts to “Fuck You Wolfie Lemonade”

  1. Oh I am so making this. I should post my fizzy spicy ginger lemonaide recipe too – well, not mine exactly, adopted from a cookbook, very good. I plan to try making that raspberry rose water lime cordial soon too. Will post results and recipe if it’s good. We need/deserve special AF drinks.

    As I tupe I am drinking my elderflower cordial with soda water in a wineglass with some frozen berries thrown in for good measure. They make lovely pretty ice cubes and a little special tasty treat at the end of the glass.

  2. I just copied this recipe and printed on a word document. I need to make this especially summer is arriving here in the states. THANKS for sharing Belle.

  3. Before I stopped (last drink on 1st March 2014) I got into the habit of tossing some frozen blueberries into my glasses of water, esp if someone came round and ‘oops I’m such a typical guy and have got squat in the fridge’ that trick always jazzed up a plain old glass of water so well it’s my go to drink now.

    it only just flavours things, looks awesome with soda, Plus it’s extra fun cause you get to eat the berries at the end.

  4. I’m going to make this at the beach this week to serve when it’s my turn to cook. Agreed that no effort goes into the nonalcoholic drinks and it makes all the difference in the world!

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