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.
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
- 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.
- 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. You can add sparkling water too!