Lemonade from scratch. Divine.

Nothing quite says summer like a refreshing glass of lemonade. Since I am not much of a juice drinker we rarely have any other beverages in our house than water and milk, so lemonade, as you can imagine, is a huge treat over here! We have had all the store bought kinds from powder, to concentrate, to straight out of a pitcher. None have been so amazing that we had to solely purchase that brand. This summer we decided to try our hand at making our own. This way we could get the perfect balance of tart and sweet without the added mystery extras the store bought brands have to offer.

We looked at a few recipes to get a basic idea, but left the real creating to ourselves and our palette. Here is the perfected recipe we came up with.

Ingredients
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups lemon juice ( from squeezed lemons)
8 cups water

To make the simple syrup, heat 1 cup of water and sugar in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring mixture to a boil and whisk until sugar is completely dissolved. Set mixture aside to cool.

While mixture is cooling, squeeze lemons. We did not have a juicer, so we used our own hands. This took…a while, and we probably used way more lemons than you would need if you had a juicing device. we will be purchasing one from BBB pronto!!.

20130809-221716.jpg. Once you have all your lemon juice make sure you have removed all the seeds, but kept pulp to your liking.

In a pitcher mix your cooled simple syrup with the lemon juice and remaining water

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And there you have it. A simple, refreshing, summers drink!

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