Thursday, September 13, 2012

Homemade Lemonade

A great summertime drink, my son and I made homemade lemonade together. What fun!

1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
4 cups cold water to dilute
extra lessons for slicing


  1. Extract the juice from 4-6 lemons to get a cup of lemon juice.
  2. Heat the sugar in the cup of water in a small saucepan over medium-high heat until the sugar is dissolved.
  3. Add the juice and sugar water to a pitcher. Dilute to desired strength with 3-4 cups of cold water. Refrigerate for half an hour, then serve.
  4. Serve with ice and sliced lemons.

Other Notes:

  • This is the starting ratio. You can scale up by doubling or tripling ingredients. 
  • If it is too sweet, reduce the sugar by up to a quarter cup. 
  • If using Meyer lemons, reduce the sugar to 3/4 cup : 1 cup lemon juice due to the high level of sweetness of Meyers.

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