One of the things on our summer lists this year was to have a lemonade stand. My 3 small entrepreneurs thought this would be a great way to make a little money (little being the key word) and sip on their favorite drink at the same time.
They set to work making signs, getting their cups and stand in order and trying cup after cup of lemonade until we had just the right combination of tart and sweet.
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
1 cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed
4-5 cups cold water
In a small pan bring the sugar and water to a boil until sugar is dissolved, creating a simple syrup. Allow to cool. Pour freshly squeezed lemon juice, simple syrup and 4-5 cups cold water in pitcher and stir. Add ice or refrigerate until cold, about 30 minutes. If lemonade is too sweet add additional lemon juice or dilute with water.
When it was all said and done they made about $4.00 ($1.50 of which was donated by mom). It didn’t really seem to matter though, the fun was in making the signs, giving the neighbors free refills and walking around the neighborhood advertising the stand. I have no doubt we’ll be doing it again before the sumer is over.