So refreshing and delicious! Taste just like the lemonade Grandma used to make, but with no un-dissolved sugar on the bottom of the pitcher.
True lemonade is tangy, slightly sweet, and very easy-to-make. You'll never again want to drink lemonade made from concentrate!
The secret to perfect lemonade is to start by making a sugar syrup. Dissolving the sugar in hot water effectively disperses the sugar in the lemonade,
instead of having the sugar sink to the bottom.
Check out more of Linda's
Beverage Recipes and this
Basic Simple Syrup Recipe for sweetening your favorite drinks.
Old-Fashioned Lemonade - How To Make Lemonade
Yields: 6 cups
Prep time: 15 min
Simple Syrup (see recipe below)*
Juice of 6 freshly-squeezed
lemons (approximately 1 cup)**
4 cups cold water***
1 sliced lemon, for garnish
* Check out my tutorial on making
** Check out my web page on
Juicing Citrus Fruits (Lemons, Limes, & Oranges).
*** You may add more or less water to your desired taste.
Prepare Simple Syrup in advance and refrigerate until ready to use.
In a large pitcher, combine freshly-squeezed lemon juice and cold Simple Syrup.
Add water, lemon slices, and ice cubes; stir until well blended.
Taste to make sure the lemonade is not too sweet for your taste, if so add
additional cold water.
Refrigerate approximately 50 to 60 minutes before servings.
Serve in tall glasses over ice. Note: To prevent your ice from
watering down your lemonade as it melts is to freeze some lemonade in
your ice trays and use them to keep your drinks ice cold. It works
Yields approximately 6 cups.
Basic Simple Syrup Recipe:
1 cup granulated
1 cup water
* You can reduce the sugar to 3/4 cup, if desired.
In a medium saucepan, combine sugar and water. Boil for 5 minutes, without stirring.
Remove from heat and let cool before using.
Store in the refrigerator.