Repeat Recipe

Perfect Lemonade

I made another pitcher of lemonade, but this time I tweaked the amounts a bit because Dino found it too sweet. It’s still amazingly refreshing, and I love it!

Perfect Lemonade
Adapted from Simply Recipes

Prep time: 10 minutes

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1 cup lemon juice
4 cups cold water (to dilute)
ice

1 Make simple syrup by heating the sugar and water in a small saucepan until the sugar is dissolved completely.

2 While the sugar is dissolving, use a juicer to extract the juice from 4 to 6 lemons, enough for one cup of juice.

3 Add the juice and the sugar water to a pitcher. Add 4 cups of cold water, more or less to the desired strength. Refrigerate 30 to 40 minutes. If the lemonade is a little sweet for your taste, add a little more straight lemon juice to it.

Serve with ice, sliced lemons.

Yield: Serves 6.

Big Flavors Rating: 5 Stars

Ashley Covelli is a food photographer, recipe developer, and culinary instructor based in Ossining, New York. She loves helping people become enthusiastic and adventurous in the kitchen so that they can build skills and confidence to cook for themselves and their loved ones. She can almost always be found with at least 3 different beverages within arm's reach.

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