Homemade Lemonade

lemonade

Lemonade

With two lemon trees, we have lots of lemons. One of our favorite things to do with them is to juice up a bunch and then make lemonade.  The key to good lemonade is to make up a simple syrup by boiling equal parts water and sugar.

Homemade Lemonade

  • For the Simple Syrup
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 3 cups water
  • For the Lemonade
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup simple sugar syrup (more or less to taste)
  • 4 cups cold water

Simple Syrup

Bring the water and sugar to a boil, stirring, until the sugar dissolves.

Let it cool and then pour into a glass jar to store.

Lemonade

Mix 1 cup of the simple syrup with 1 cup lemon juice and 4 cups water.

You can also mix up the simple syrup and the lemon juice and NOT add the water. That makes a smaller container to store in the refrigerator and everyone can add water to their tastes, depending on how strong they like their lemonade.

lemon juice and simple syrup

Ready to Go Lemonade

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