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Why lemonade? Well, let’s just say that I have feelings about the way that most people make lemonade. If I knew how to use Photoshop, the top image in the Drake meme above, the“nay” would be a big ol’ pile of squeezed lemon halves, each one an empty shell of sunny yellow skin. The bottom image—the “yay”—would be the exact same big ol’ pile of squeezed lemon halves, except that the citruses (citri?) would be shock-white, peeled or zested so that only the pith remained. Why? Because lemons are a gift in two parts: the juice and the peel. And when people squeeze lemons to make lemonade without first figuring out some fun way to use all of that peel, well, I get Sad.

Lemon juice is a wonderful thing, sure. Sunny and toe-curlingly tart, it has all the appeal of an excitable puppy—it’s right there, jumping up and down, impossible to miss and easy to love. But lemon peel is a different story. The peel (or zest) is full of the essential oils of the lemon, which offer thrills all their own. Rich and complex, they have all of the bright, brilliant flavor of the citrus with none of the acidity—sultry, mysterious, almost feline. When combined, the juice and peel are a powerhouse, the truest and fullest expression of the fruit. And if you’re unconvinced, I promise that this lemonade recipe will change your mind.

You know that meme that features two stacked images of Drake from his 2015 “Hotline Bling” video? In the top image, his right hand is open and extended across his body, while his face is strained down and to the left—a clear expression of “NAH”. (This is where memers add an image of something they detest.) In the bottom image, he’s facing the camera, smiling head tilted back slightly, with his left hand pointing casually and approvingly to the space beside him (insert image of something you love), the gesture of “Now THAT’S what I’m TALKING about!” It’s a format that explores personal and cultural dichotomies, used by thousands upon thousands of memers to express the polarities of distaste and delight between, say, off-brand mayo and Hellmann’s, or Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, or Uber and Lyft. And every time I see it, I think about lemonade.

Basically editor Amiel Stanek spends all day every day trying to help readers get dinner on the table as quick and efficiently as possible. So when he gets to cook at home, he likes to slow things down and be a little. extra. Welcome to Not So Fast, a monthly column about what he’s cooking.

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First, you make an extremely hipstery-sounding thing called an oleo-saccharum, a super-citrusy sugar syrup I first wrote about in a 2015 issue of Bon Appétit. Bartenders love the stuff because it allows them to incorporate sweetness and bright complexity into cocktails at the same damn time, and while it sounds like a part of an incantation the witches from Macbeth might whisper over a bubbling cauldron, it’s dumb-easy to make. You just take a vegetable peeler and remove all of the peel from 6 large lemons in wide strips, place them in a large bowl, throw in 1 cup of sugar and massage the mixture with your (clean!) hands for a minute or two. Cover the bowl and let it sit out at room temp for at least 3 hours and up to a whole day; the flavors will intensify over time, so I like to give it the full 24 if I can. That’s it! As the mixture sits, the sugar will draw out all of the hyper-fragrant essential oils from the lemon peels, leaving you with a sludgy, lemonier-than-lemony syrup. Give it a taste why dontcha. LIQUID. SUNSHINE. That meme I was talking about makes a lot more sense now, doesn’t it?

Sunshine lemonade seeds

Posted on September 2, 2021

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Green tea lemonade is a delicious and refreshing drink to cool you off on a hot day! Made with freshly brewed tea, fresh lemon juice and simple syrup, you will never go back to store bought again! Green tea and strawberries add a delicious flavor to this drink you’ll want to sip on all day.

Green tea lemonade is a delicious and refreshing drink to cool you off on a hot day! Made with freshly brewed tea, fresh lemon juice and simple syrup, you will never go back to store bought again! Green tea and strawberries add a delicious flavor to this drink you’ll want to sip on all day.

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Do I have to strain the seeds from the strawberry mixture? If you don’t mind having seeds in your drink, feel free to keep them. I personally don’t prefer the seeds.

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Can I buy bottled lemonade from the store instead of squeezing my own lemons? Sure! If you prefer to buy lemonade straight from the store that will work as well.

Sunjoy will be available in restaurants in 16-ounce bottles or by the gallon, and you can also order it through Chick-fil-A catering.

When it comes to the drink name's inspiration, Chick-fil-A explains that they landed on Sunjoy because it combines two of their favorite words, sunshine and enjoy. "We like to say that even the look of a Sunjoy tea lemonade evokes a sunbeam, with its amber-orange color and light reflection," the blog post reads, adding that you can customize the beverage by swapping in their Unsweetened Iced Tea and/or Diet Lemonade as desired.

You're a Southerner. We're going to go out on a limb and guess you like sweet tea. And lemonade. Maybe you sometimes even buy that delightful combination of sweet tea and lemonade when you order from Chick-fil-A. If you do, you're certainly in good company, as the mixing of these two beverages is a popular move at the fast food chain. (Another great off-menu beverage choice? A Frosted Soda.)

Well, the Chick has finally read our minds: they've added this superb beverage to their menu, and even come up with a catchy new name for it, "Sunjoy." The popular, off-menu drink officially joins the menu next week and is described as "a refreshing combination of our regular Chick-fil-A Lemonade and Freshly-Brewed Sweetened Iced Tea," per an article published on the company's blog, The Chicken Wire. "Although it has never been officially featured on menus, the combination of these two beverages has become one of the most popular drink orders at Chick-fil-A restaurants," the post continues.

As if we needed another excuse to order Chick-fil-A. Be sure to tell all your Arnold Palmer loving friends to test-drive the Sunjoy. We have a feeling this refreshing sipper is going to be our new favorite, or rather, our old favorite, with a spiffy new name.