This summer figures to have its share of hot afternoons. But while the higher temperatures might be typical this time of year, your choice for refreshment can be anything but – even if you insist on sticking with lemonade. The following recipe for “Apple Lemonade” offers a unique take on a summer favourite.
2 to 3 cooking apples, unpeeled, chopped into small pieces
Sugar, to taste
Juice of 1 lemon
Sparkling water (to serve)
Put the apples into a saucepan, cover with cold water, bring to a boil and simmer until soft. Strain, pressing the pulp through the strainer with a spoon. Add sugar to taste, stir until dissolved, then let cool.
To serve, pack a pitcher with ice, half-fill the glass with the apple juice, add the lemon juice, and top with sparkling water.