Drink of the Week – Fresh Lemonade

The weather here in Seattle this week is PERFECT. So I wanted to sit outside and work with a nice big glass of lemonade.  So, inspired I decided this week’s drink is lemonade!!

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Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups white sugar
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups lemon juice – real is best, but juice will do in a pinch!

 

Directions

  • In a saucepan, combine  your white sugar and 1 cup water. Bring to boil and stir to dissolve sugar. This is making your simple syrup.  If you already have some on hand, you can skip this step.
  • Allow to cool to room temperature, then cover and refrigerate until chilled.
  • Remove seeds from lemon juice, but leave pulp – this is great for a thick lemonade.
  • In your large pitcher, stir together your syrup, lemon juice and remaining 7 cups water. I like to refrigerate this for 2-3 hours.  But that’s it.

This takes a tiny bit more work than just stirring powder in a pitcher like we did when I was a kid.  But, it’s really good and you can alter the sweetness to your taste!

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