Super Easy Fresh Lemonade
I feel like summer is now just around the corner. Summer is a wonderful time for cool, refreshing beverages and lemonade just happens to be one of my favorite drinks! I found this really easy lemonade that uses lemon juice and a simple syrup. I prefer to make this lemonade with freshly squeezed lemon juice, but this recipe also works with bottled lemon juice. Keep in mind the lemonade won’t taste as fresh!
Let’s go make this scrumptious lemonade and I’ll show you how easy it is!
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Recipe: (Makes 6 cups or 48 ounces)
To begin, we will make the simple syrup by mixing 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water in a saucepan or microwave safe bowl. To ensure the sugar completely dissolves, you will need to heat the mixture. I used my cooking wok since I don’t have a saucepan that would fit on my stove.
While you are making the simple syrup and waiting for the sugar to dissolve, go ahead and juice the lemons. I used my knife to cut the lemons in half and then squeezed the lemons to juice them. I used four lemons to make 1 cup of lemon juice, but it will depend on the size of your lemons as I’ve also had to use up to 6 lemons to make 1 cup of juice.
By this time, you should have your simple syrup and lemon juice finished. Now combine the lemon juice and simple syrup in your pitcher. Add 3 to 4 cups of cold water. The amount of water you use will depend on your personal tastes. I prefer using 3 cups of water for my lemonade, but I’ll dilute it even more than the 4 cups of water for Jerry who doesn’t like it very strong.
Chill in the refrigerator for a minimum of 30 minutes to allow the lemonade to be cold and for the flavors to bloom. Now you can serve with ice and lemon slices.!