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Saturday, July 2, 2011
Lemonade - Turning Southern Scratch into Hooch
Southern Scratch and Hooch Lemonade
Every Southern Belle knows that a way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. And of course Southern traditions are passed down from generation to generation, so every daughter comes armed with a closely guarded arsenal of secret recipes. When it gets hot in the South, honey it gets humid and we need to replenish the water that we loose on those sweat dripping bad hair days with something to quench our thirst! Nothing says summertime in Dixie like lemonade. Why good lemonade is a real elixir that mixed with a little honey and good Tennessee whiskey can cure most sniffles and has mended many a broken heart.
2 cups sugar
1 cup hot water
2 cups fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 gallon cold water
1 lemon, sliced
In a gallon container, place sugar and hot water, and stir until sugar dissolves. Add lemon juice and cold water to make 1 gallon. Stir until well mixed. When ready to serve, pour lemonade over glasses of crushed ice, squeeze slice of lemon on top of each. Put glasses in the freezer ahead of time so they will be chilled. Cheers! For a little added cheer – add 1-¾ ounces Jack Daniels and ¼ ounce Triple Sec to each glass, fill with lemonade, swirl it around, add a spring of mint and enjoy! Now you’ve turned your Scratch into Hooch.