I've made lemonade before. It's simple...lemons, sugar and water.
But in the past something was off. I finally figured it out. Simple syrup. Melting the sugar makes the lemonade's consistency better.
Oh how I love lemons. I can't wait to have a lemon tree in my backyard.
The Best Lemonade Ever
1 ¾ white sugar
8 cups water
1 ½ cup lemon juice (about 10 lemons)
In a small saucepan combine sugar with 1 cup of the water. Bring to a boil until the sugar dissolves. Allow to cool to room temperature then refrigerate until chilled.
Put the lemons in hot water for 10 minutes then roll to loosen up the juice.
Remove seeds from lemons (leave in as much or as little pulp as you like). Squeeze the lemons in a pitcher, added the chilled sugar syrup and then 7 cups cold water.
You can add some lemon slices for decoration
I also like to add a couple mint leaves.
This a great jump off for Strawberry, Peach or Cherry Lemonade.