Consider yourself lucky indeed if your lot includes bountiful, fresh lemons. Lemonade, the elixir of summer, can be as simple as lemon juice mixed with water and sugar, or gussied up with natural sweeteners and flavored with ginger, anise, mint or almost any sweet herb. Experiment with your own taste; or try this recipe, inspired by my friend Mary, whose Southern California garden boasts several prolific lemon trees.
- Stir first five ingredients together until honey dissolves. Stir in soda water. Serve over ice.