When Life Hands You Lemons …

lemons
Austin, Texas
April 30, 2016 1:38pm CST
Most of us have heard the expression “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade.” An optimist would take that advice and run with it. A doubter or a pessimist would ask: “Uuuhhh … What kind of lemonade?” The optimist would reply: “UUGG!!! Check Pinterest or Google it!!” Have you ever noticed that there a bazillion gillion recipes for lemonade drinks? Here is a recipe found on Pinterest. I have a DRINKS pinboard. Supplying the link to the original post because if you don't have a Pinterest account sometimes you can't view the pins. Crushing mint leaves for lemonade is a common practice. Never tried using crushed sage leaves. Have you? Do you have a favorite lemonade recipe drink? I rather fancy the combination of orange juice, pineapple juice, and lemons.
I couldn't stop thinking about this drink after our last trip to The Melting Pot... it's a must try!
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11 responses
@miniam (9196)
• Bern, Switzerland
30 Apr 16
If you like drinking lemonade in the first place.Lemonade will be useless to me
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• Austin, Texas
30 Apr 16
Do they not drink lemonade in Switzerland or do you just not like lemonade?
@miniam (9196)
• Bern, Switzerland
30 Apr 16
@cmoneyspinner I had too much lemonade when i was growing up so i just had enough
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@sharon6345 (193398)
• United States
30 Apr 16
I don't because,I don't really care for the taste of sour drinks.
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• Austin, Texas
30 Apr 16
My lemonade is always sweetened with either sugar or honey.
• United Kingdom
30 Apr 16
I've made still lemonade lots it's so good
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• Austin, Texas
30 Apr 16
Still lemonade lots? No idea what you're talking about. Speak English! Bet this is one of those times when US English and UK English are two different languages.
• United Kingdom
30 Apr 16
@cmoneyspinner hahaha funny.. cos I am speaking English it basically means it's not fizzy. It's just still You don't have still lemonade where you are?
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• Austin, Texas
5 May 16
@annaroselock - Never heard that expression before. Our lemonade is not fizzy at all. We have lemon or lime sodas. Those are fizzy. There could be other parts of the United States that use the term "still lemonade". I remember when I started attending the University of Miami, some of my friends from different parts of the country had different names for things. Like one of my friends called soda “tonic”. I'm like tonic? That's what you take when you get sick! Anyway ... you learned me something!
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@DianneN (127162)
• United States
30 Apr 16
Would you believe I don't like lemonade? I would drink it if nothing else was available.
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• Austin, Texas
30 Apr 16
I don't believe it! Just kidding.
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@DianneN (127162)
• United States
30 Apr 16
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@Corbin5 (155640)
• United States
30 Apr 16
I prefer just plain old lemonade with no additions. I bet a lot of folks would love your the perked-up versions.
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• Austin, Texas
30 Apr 16
Sort of like my daughter. Plain corn flakes. Not frosted. Not with fruit. Just plain corn flakes and milk.
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@cherriefic (5565)
• Philippines
30 Apr 16
I never made one. I just buy it when I feel like it.
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• Austin, Texas
30 Apr 16
I like to make my own lemonade or limeade and sometimes freeze the drink into small cubes and suck on the ice. It can get fiercely hot here in Texas. Those sweet cool treats make my day!
@EddieHands (37665)
• United States
30 Apr 16
When it hands me lemons that is when I make one hell of a lemonade! Blessings
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• United States
3 May 16
I actually drink lemon water. It's my favorite. It's my morning drink as I'm waking up. :)
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• Austin, Texas
5 May 16
You're not the only one. Lots of people drink lemon water. They say it's as a cleanser or like a detox. Something I noticed as a change in restaurants. I remember when restaurants only gave water. But then and I don't actually know when the change occurred, restaurants started giving glasses of water with slices of lemon. Don't know when or why it started, but I'm OK with it!
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• United States
5 May 16
@cmoneyspinner Oh yeah. I noticed that too. I'm not sure when it started either, but it's nice. This post just reminded me that I need to make my lemon water. I started replying to comments and forgot my regular morning routine. Time sure flies when you're on this site! :)
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• Austin, Texas
5 May 16
@pinkCardigangirl - Yeah. This site can keep you busy.
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@zarlamain (25134)
• United States
23 May 16
I really like lemonade, homemade and store bought!
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• Austin, Texas
23 May 16
Me too! A person would have to work really hard to mess up a lemonade drink. I squeeze fresh lemons, if I have them; use powdered lemonade drink mix; and ready-made drinks from the store shelf or refridgerator.
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@zarlamain (25134)
• United States
24 May 16
@cmoneyspinner Definitely! There are so many brands out there that provide lemonade powder packets. I also use squeeze fresh lemons into water, add a tablespoon of sugar, swirl the contents with a spoon, and drink it!
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@sulynsi (2834)
• Canada
2 May 16
I am a definite believer in making lemonade from lemons, in the metaphorical sense. Positive thinking is the only way to live through life's challenges and making the best of difficult circumstances can ease the way. What type of REAL lemonade do I like? I didn't really know there were more than regular and pink - but I find both a bit strong - I like a squirt of lemon juice in water, and lemon tea, if that counts!
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• Austin, Texas
5 May 16
Lemon tea lover here! Yep yep. It counts! In fact, you get extra credit for liking it.
@addy007 (726)
15 May 16
i will make juice out off the lemons
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