How To Make A Lemonade

Nothing says American Summer like homemade lemonade.

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Lemonade is really quick and easy to make. The trick is to make a big batch of simple syrup and keep it stashed in the refrigerator. This way, you’ll only have to take a minute or two to juice some lemons and voila!

How To Make A Lemonade

  • Servings: 1 1/2 quarts
  • Difficulty: very easy
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 5 cups of water (1 cup for the syrup and 4 cups for the lemonade)
  • 1 cup of lemon juice (6 – 8 lemons)
  • ice cubes
Garnish
  • lemon slices
  • fresh mint leaves
  • straws

Method

  1. Make simple syrup: Combine the sugar and 1 cup of water in a small saucepan and bring to a gentle simmer over low heat to dissolve sugar. Once the sugar is completely dissolved, remove from heat to cool. At the end of the process, you should have a clear, viscous syrup.
  2. Squeeze the lemons.
  3. Add the cooled syrup, lemon juice and remaining 4 cups of water to your pitcher. Stir, taste, and adjust; add a little bit of sugar if it needs to be sweeter or the juice of 1/2 lemon if it needs more tartness.
  4. Garnish with slices of lemon or fresh mint leaves if you like. Enjoy with ice.

Tip: No matter how much of the simple syrup you want to make, the proportion is always 1:1 sugar and water (e.g.: 1 l of water + 1000 g sugar).

Keep your syrup in the refrigerator in a re-closable glass bottle.

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