How will you be celebrating New Year's Eve? We usually like to stay home and enjoy the quiet, but this year will be different since our toddler will be awake past 7 PM. I can't wait to snuggle up in front of the TV with my two favorite guys and enjoy some quality family time. I'm also pretty excited that thanks to Netflix, we have a membership to their streaming service. It gives us so many great television shows, movies, and original series to choose from, like their newest addition - All Hail King Julien, which is set to release on December 19th. To prepare for the big night and to celebrate this new series, I made a batch of King Julien's Lemur Lemonade that I think your family will love! It's nice to have a kid-friendly drink on special occasions so the kiddos don't feel left out, plus this is it's totally delicious.
Here's a little more info about All Hail King Julien from my friends at Netflix:
Get ready to dance -- on December 19 the first five episodes of All Hail King Julien, a totally original, totally hilarious and totally insane new series, will arrive on Netflix. A favorite character from the Madagascar franchise, King Julien will take on the jungle's craziest adventures in the new comedy series, along with his loyal sidekicks Maurice and Mort plus a whole new cast of colorful animals.
Ready to "move it, move it" on over to the kitchen and whip up some King Julien's Lemur Lemonade?
Let's get to it!
Get ready to party with Lemur Lemonade! #AllHailKingJulien
- ½ cup of sugar
- 4 cups of cold water - divided
- 1 cup of fresh lemon juice about 8 lemons in my experience
- 1-2 tablespoons of grenadine to taste
- Frozen raspberries or fruit of your choice for garnish optional
In a small saucepan, combine sugar and ½ cup water - bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, until the sugar is dissolved to make a simple syrup. Let cool completely.
To make the color a bit ombre, mix your simple syrup with the grenadine and pour over ice in each cup. Then mix your lemon juice with the remaining 3.5 cups of waters and pour over your simple syrup. Add some fresh raspberries and stir.
I used 16-ounce mason jars to serve (as shown) and had enough for 2 glasses.