Aphrodite's Perfect Lemonade

Honoring the Greek goddess Aphrodite.

Since the goddess Aphrodite was known for her ability to heat things up, this recipe requires you put the burner on! But the final result is icy cold,  just as Aphrodite could be if you ever  crossed her.

The simple sugar syrup is a type of nectar fit for a goddess.

Because Aphrodite is not only sweet, but can also be tart, the lemons provide the bite she sometimes shows.




Aphrodite's Perfect Lemonade

1 cup sugar
1 cup water (for the simple syrup a.k.a. nectar)
1 cup lemon juice (4-6 lemons)
3 to 4 cups cold water

All goddesses are very busy with their divine responsibilities. That's  why we need to start with a simple syrup to make sure this comes out right the first time, every time.

Besides, Aphrodite is well known for heating things up, so the first step is to heat the sugar and 1 cup water in a small sauce pan until the sugar is dissolved completely. This disperses the sugar so each sip is as sweet as the nectar the goddess partakes of regularly.

Then extract the juice from 4 to 6 lemons, enough for one cup.






Aphrodite's Perfect Lemonade

Pour the juice and sugar water to a crystal pitcher.

After all, Aphrodite, as the goddess of romance and beauty. would want her drinks to look as good as they taste.

Add 3 to 4 cups of cold water, more or less to suit your taste. Refrigerate before serving.

Although Aphrodite's disposition is usually quite sweet, she can have
a bit of a bite at times and may turn cold on you if you reject her attentions, so make sure to serve with sliced lemons and ice.

Now dab a little eau de ambrosia behind your ears and both you and your drinks will be as irresistible as the goddess of love!




A Diva's Dish Award for: 'Aphrodite's Perfect Lemonade'

goes to: Penny Grove, Oklee MN

Penny's Prize: A Gift Certificate to take the Goddess Quiz.

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