Perfect Home-made Lemonade

We had our Camper’s Packing Party Saturday and everyone loves lemonade, so I made a jug of lemonade that was just delicious. Home-made is pretty easy with organic lemon juice from Costco.

When I used to make lemonade, I’d always have to juggle lemon juice and sugar to get it right – and the sugar takes forever to dissolve. This recipe is really easy and perfect: not too sweet, not too sour and totally simple, using simple syrup.

3 1/2 cups simple syrup (recipe below)
1 1/2 cups lemon juice
6 cups water
2 1/2 cups ice

Mix syrup, lemon juice and water. Add ice.

For Pink Lemonade, add a drop of red food coloring.

Simple Syrup:

Add 2 cups sugar and 2 cups water in a saucepan. Heat until the syrup begins to boil, then turn down the heat. Simmer until the sugar is completely dissolve – just a few minutes should do it. Let it cool a bit, then pour into a mason jar. Keeps in the refrigerator for a couple of weeks.

If you have fresh strawberries or raspberries, you could buzz them in and just add a bit more simply syrup to taste.

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