Best Homemade Lemonade
Perfect fresh-squeezed lemonade requires only three ingredients – lemons, sugar and water! Get the sweetness factor just right by using a simple syrup.
- Author: Kelly Egan
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 6 1x
- Category: Drinks
- Method: Mixed drink
- Cuisine: American
- 1 cup lemon juice (4–6 lemons = 1 cup juice), plus additional for garnish
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- 2–3 cups of cold water
- Juice the lemons to get 1 cup of lemon juice. Zest the leftover peels.
- Make the simple syrup by combining the equal portions sugar and water in a saucepan as well as the lemon zest. Heat on medium heat until sugar is thoroughly dissolved. Do not let boil. Strain through a fine mesh strainer and set aside to cool.
- Combine simple syrup and lemon juice and add additional cold water to taste. Garnish with lemon slices.
[i]Tips:[/i] Meyer lemons are sweeter than traditional lemons so will require more added water.
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