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Homemade Fresh Squeezed Lemonade Using a Simple Sugar Syrup

Nothing screams summer more than kicking back and relaxing with a glass of ice cold lemonade. It’s twice as nice with homemade fresh squeezed lemonade using a simple sugar syrup.

Homemade Fresh Squeezed Lemonade Using a Simple Sugar Syrup

My great grandmother would make up batches and batches for us to enjoy during the hot days of summer.

A few weeks ago, I uncovered her recipe and since our daughter is a huge fan of fresh squeezed lemonade it was decided we would make some for the 4th of July.

I could remember grandma always had a pitcher of what looked like water in the fridge and she would dump it into a pitcher, squeeze some lemons and it was done. However, sadly, she wasn’t with us long enough for me to ask how she made it.

My daughter and I made a video showing the process. You can find that video here:

Simple Sugar Syrup:
3 Cups Sugar
3 Cups Water

Measure out sugar and water into a saucepan. Heat the mixture over medium heat for 2-3 minutes until the sugar dissolves and the water gets cloudy.

Let the mixture cool down. You can transfer the syrup into a cover container.


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Making The Lemonade:
Add the following ingredients together in a pitcher and mix.
Squeeze the juice of 10-12 small lemons (1 Cup total)
1 Cup Simple Sugar Syrup
4 Cups Cold Water
Slice fresh lemons to add to your pitcher if desired.

For a change of pace you can add limes instead of lemons or do a 50/50 mix. You can also use purchased lemon juice as well.

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