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Freshly Squeezed Lemonade

There is nothing better than freshly squeezed, ice cold lemonade on a summer day.
This lemonade is refreshing and not overly sweet.
The sugar is boiled to create a syrup, that is then added to the rest of the ingredients.
(Don't skip this step!) You'll be surprised how quickly you can throw this lemonade together, and add a special touch to your summer events.

Ingredients


  • 1 ½ cups freshly squeezed lemon juice, about 10-15 lemons.
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 cups water, divided
  • 2 cups ice

Instructions


Pour 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar into sauce pan and heat to a boil.
In a pitcher, combine lemon juice, and remaining water. Pour in the syrup mixture, and add ice.
Stir until it is well combined. Chill until ready to serve.

*If you like your lemonade less strong then decrease the lemon juice to 1 cup or increase the amount of water until desired tartness is reached.