Nothing beats homemade lemonade on a hot summer day. You get that sweet-tart flavor that is just hard to replicate in a powder or a can. We had an abundance of lemons from our friends lemon tree, so we made lemonade.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Makes: 2 Quarts
2 ½ to 3 cups lemon juice from 12-16 average sized lemons, more if they are on the small side
1 cup sugar
5 to 5 ½ cups filtered water
Squeeze the lemons to get 2 ½ to 3 cups of fresh lemon juice. If you do not have an electric juicer, hand off 3-4 cut lemons to each person in the family and have each person help juice.
Mix in 1 cup of sugar, whisking vigorously to dissolve the sugar in the lemon juice.
Add 5 to 5 ½ cups of water to the lemon/sugar mixture.
Chill, and then serve over ice.
For a sparkling version add soda water in place of flat, filtered water.