How to Make the Best Lemonade Recipe Ever
Here's how to make the perfect pitcher of lemonade!
Recipe type: Drinks
  • 1¾ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1½ cups lemon juice (about 7-8 lemons, squeezed)
  • 7-8 cups water
  • ice
  • lemon slice or mint sprig for garnish (optional)
  1. Start by making a simple syrup. In a small saucepan, boil 1 cup of water and add 1¾ cups sugar. Stir until completely dissolved, then remove from heat and cool to room temperature. Once cooled, place in a glass container and chill in the fridge.
  2. Next, prepare your lemon juice by squeezing 7-8 lemons to get 1½ cups of lemon juice. Add the pulp to the lemon juice, but take out and toss any seeds.
  3. Add the lemon juice to a pitcher, and stir in the chilled simple syrup and 7-8 cups of water (depending on taste; the more water, the less sweet the lemonade.) Serve over ice, and add a lemon slice or mint sprig as a garnish if desired.
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