Sometimes I think homemade lemonade is a dying art. There are so many options for lemonade on the market today…powdered mixes, frozen concoctions and the refrigerated bottles. And then you have the different flavor and color options, but I’m on a mission to bring back good, old-fashioned lemonade. You know what I’m talking about, the sweet, slightly tart and freshly squeezed kind. Not all lemonade is created equally, I think this version is simply the best! You just can’t beat this refreshing beverage on a hot summer day!
- 1 1/2 to 2 cups sugar
- 5 cups water, divided
- 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
- 1-3/4 cups lemon juice (about 6 to 8 lemons)
- In a large saucepan, combine sugar, 1 cup water and lemon peel. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved, about 4 minutes.
- Remove from the heat. Stir in lemon juice and remaining water. Pour into a pitcher and refrigerate until chilled. Serve over ice. Yield: 2 quarts.