Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade

When I make fresh-squeezed lemonade, it doesn’t last long at all. The boys would drink the whole pitcher of it if I’d let them – but I want some, too!

I found this easy recipe online, and it’s my go-to drink whenever I have several lemons in the house (which has become more frequent now that I’m in a produce co-op).


1 c. lemon juice
1 c. sugar
1 c. water

Mix sugar and water in a small saucepan and heat to boiling. (Or heat to boiling in the microwave in a microwave-safe bowl.) Stir in lemon juice, then pour into a pitcher. Add cold water (and ice, if desired) to make 2 quarts. Chill, then serve over ice.

You can make more or less syrup, then adjust the water accordingly. Basically you’ll need equal parts of lemon juice, sugar, and water. Also, If you don’t have as much lemon juice as you’d like, you can fill in with bottled lemon juice – or you can use all from the bottle if you don’t have any lemons.


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