Although I am replying more than two years later, I hope you notice this reply. I made this account just so I could reply to this. To begin with, this recipe is definitely not real farmer's lemonade. But the real reason I would like to reply is because of sheer coincidence. I am looking up farmer's lemonade when I stumble upon this comment by DacoGets. As it turns out, I am researching farmer's lemonade because I saw it in a book. I chose this book for a high school project I am working on and it just so happens to be Al Warden's Memoir, "Falling to Earth." I was interested in what farmer's lemonade really consists of as I am interested in trying it and of all things I could have stumbled upon I find a comment with a detailed history of farmer's lemonade and all of it's perks. Also, you read it in the same Memoir I'm reading, which I found quite amusing. So thank you, DacoGets, if you ever read this. And yes, please rename this recipe, a farmer would be truly appalled. :)
All fine, but you are using a misnomer here: Farmer's Lemonade is a preparation that farmers had used in America (under that name) for the past at least 150 years (a similar kind of solution in water had been known by other names and had been used by peoples for thousands of years - for example during the Olympic Games of Ancient Grece) to hydrate and keep their normal electrolyte balance while working in the summer heat. They had to drink at least a gallon a day, and if it was plain water they often fainted anyway. They just had a notion what helped, although biochemistry treatises had nothing to do with how the recipe was invented. Common sense had. Had they tried your recipe while working 12 hour days in temperatures over 90˚F they'd have doubled up and rolled on the ground in pain from cholecystitis, gotten psychotic from hyponatremia, and their hearts would've stopped from hyperkalemia. So please change the name of this thick, sugary fruit and cream recipe and make room for the real Farmers' Lemonade on the browsers. I last came across real Farmers' Lemonade in Al Worden's memoir and try to find out the real (simple) recipe. Was terribly dismayed by this "Real Simple" (?!?) misnomer. Cannot overemphasize: please re-name!