Old-Fashioned Lemonade - How To Make Lemonade
Recipe Type: Beverage, Lemons, Simple Syrup Cuisine: Southern Yields: 6 cups Prep time: 15 min
Simple Syrup (see recipe below)* Juice of 6 freshly-squeezed lemons (approximately 1 cup) 4 cups cold water** 1 sliced lemon, for garnish Ice cubes
- Check out my tutorial on making Simple Syrup.
- You may add more or less water to your desired taste.
Prepare Simple Syrup in advance and refrigerate until ready to use.
In a large pitcher, combine freshly-squeezed lemon juice and cold Simple Syrup.
Add water, lemon slices, and ice cubes; stir until well blended. Refrigerate approximately 50 to 60 minutes before servings.
Serve in tall glasses over ice.
Yields approximately 6 cups.
Basic Simple Syrup Recipe: 1 cup granulated sugar* 1 cup water
- You can reduce the sugar to 3/4 cup, if desired.
In a medium saucepan, combine sugar and water. Boil for 5 minutes, without stirring. Remove from heat and let cool before using.
Store in the refrigerator.