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 great!
Yields approximately 6 cups.
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 in an covered container. Sugar is a natural preservative, so Simple Syrup keeps for a while in the refrigerator. Eventually mold will begin to grow if stored too long.
* Check out my web page on Juicing Citrus Fruits (Lemons, Limes, & Oranges).
** You may add more or less water to your desired taste.
*** You can reduce the sugar to 3/4 cup, if desired.
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