How to make fresh lemonade
I love to make fresh squeezed lemonade but I never seem to be able to remember from one year to the next the proportions of the ingredients that make it taste best. With all of the hot days, I thought some of you might like a recipe for real live homemade lemonade.
This recipe is extra sweet so you can cut back on the sugar if you like yours more tart. Adjust this recipe to your own tastes– more lemon, less lemon, more or less sugar, etc.
Add-ins (Extras that are good with fresh lemonade):
Any flavor powdered drink mix (Kool-Aid), 1-2 Tbsp.
Lemon extract for an extra twist
Sprig of mint or slice of lemon
1 cup lemon juice (4-6 lemons)
1 cup water
1 cup sugar (more or less)
Dash of salt
4-5 cups water
Mix the 1 cup of water and sugar in a pan.* Heat until sugar dissolves. This makes a simple syrup. Cool. (It will keep in the fridge for a long time) Mix the rest of the ingredients into the simple syrup. Chill.
*Quick and Easy Lemonade
I like recipes that are quick and easy so you can skip making the simple syrup. Mix everything together and let it set overnight or for a few hours and the sugar will dissolve without having to make the simple syrup.
photo by: coreater