The Purist's Lemonade
5 to 6 lemons (right off the tree if possible)
3/4 cup pure grade maple syrup (I use grade C)
3 quarts filtered water (depending upon how tart your lemons are)
1. Juice lemons and pour into a blender (strain pulp and seeds if that's your preference). Add 3/4 cup maple syrup and blend until well mixed (about 10 seconds, or so).
2. Adjust sweetner to your liking and contiue blending process until you have it where you want it. Pour sweetened lemon juice into a one gallon container and gradually add water.
3. Shake well and adjust water and sweetner to your liking. Add a few lemon slices and chill or add ice. Great for parties.
For an added twist, toss a few strawberries into the blender during the first step. Heavenly! It's simple, pure and delicious. Yum!