Looking for the perfect lemonade to quench your summertime thirst? I think this is it!
After years of squeezing lemons into lemonade, I finally figured out that the secret to the perfect lemonade isn't just the ratio of lemon juice to sugar, but the method of mixing the two! Making a "simple syrup" is the real secret ~ here's how...
1 cup sugar
1 cup water (for syrup)
1 cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice
4 cups cold water
1. In a small saucepan, heat your sugar and 1 cup of water until the sugar is completely dissolved.
2. While your sugar is dissolving, squeeze your lemons (4-6 lemons will produce 1 cup of juice).
(I also include the pulp squeezed from the lemons.)
3. Pour your simple syrup (cooked sugar water) and fresh lemon juice into a pitcher.4. Add 4 cups of cold water (you can reduce this for a sweeter lemonade, and conversely, more for a weaker lemonade).
5. Pour a tall glass over ice, take a sip, and enjoy!
Aaaahhhh! Refreshing. The perfect mix of tart and sweet!
Hope you're all keeping cool through these heat-filled, summer days!
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