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.
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.
Tip For Saving Money on Lemons and Lemons
Stock up on lemons and limes during the summer and freeze them whole. This will save you a ton of money when making it during the off season.
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