What’s better than an ice cold glass of lemonade on a hot summer day? I’ll tell you, NOTHING! I had four lemons in the fridge, and I didn’t know what to use them for, I mean no recipe calls for 4 lemons, except lemonade! So I looked a little online for a great recipe and found one on the Youngrens blog.
Perfect Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade
1 cup sugar (can reduce to 3/4 cup)
1 cup water (for the simple syrup)
1 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
3 to 4 cups cold water
1. Make the simple syrup by heating the sugar and water in a small saucepan until the sugar in dissolved completely.
2. While the sugar in 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 3 to 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.
4. Serve with ice and sliced lemons.
*What I found out I need though, for the kitchen, is a citrus squeezer… using your hands just doesn’t cut it!
Source: The Youngrens