Summer Hostess Gift: Freshly Squeezed Lemonade

Summer weekends have a tendency to be filled with parties, picnics and get-togethers. When attending one of these events it is always proper etiquette to bring the hostess a gift. Since nothing screams summer quite like an ice-cold glass of freshly squeezed lemonade. Here is a simple hostess gift for under $10 that is perfect for any summer gathering.
You will need: 
• 1 pitcher (I bought this glass one for $5.00 at TJMaxx)
• 5-7 lemons (depending on size)
• 1/2 cup of sugar
• recipe card with the recipe on it
• wooden spoon
• optional: garnish I used lavender
Freshly Squeezed Lemonade
• 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (5-7 lemons depending on size)
• 1/2 cup sugar

1. Creating a simple syrup: in a saucepan, combine the sugar and a 1/2 cup water.  Bring to a rolling boiling, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved: allow to cool. * while cooling add a slice or two of lemon to infused the syrup with flavor.
2. In a pitcher, combine the syrup, lemon juice and 3 cups of water. Serve over ice and enjoy!


  1. I do it just the same! perfect for hot summer. Refreshing and you don't need anything else to drink

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  2. THat is such a great idea for a hostess gift! We are off to Tuesday MOrning so I'll have to see if I can find a pitcher! Love me some lemonade.

  3. What an awesome hostess gift! So unique and wonderful~

  4. what a perfect gift! Definitely using this one!

  5. looks so pretty.. love the jar.

  6. Looks so tasty :) Love it :D

  7. This looks fabulous!
    I love homemade lemonade. YUM!

  8. yes, yes, YES!
    lemonade is my favorite
    drink of all time. i don't
    know why i haven't tried
    making it from scratch yet!

  9. This is the best idea for a hostess gift!!! So perfect and looks so cute!

  10. This is such a cute idea. What an easy and great hostess gift. I hate those gifts that are so not personal, like a candle. That's so boring! This is the cutest idea ever and I totally need to do this, Thanks for sharing!

  11. That sounds (and looks) absolutely amazing! And this is such a great gift idea!!
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  12. That looks so refreshing and summery!