Classic Lemonade

Send your taste buds skipping back to childhood with fresh homemade lemonade. Of course squeezing your own lemons takes a little extra time, but isn’t slowing down a bit what summer’s all about?

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3 1/2 cups water
1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice*
1 lemon, sliced thinly
½–1 cup granulated sugar
 * 4 to 6 large lemons.

1. Strain the lemon juice into a large pitcher. Discard the pulp and seeds.

2. Add the water and 1/2 cup of sugar and mix until the sugar dissolves.

3. Taste and adjust sugar as needed, keeping in mind that lemonade will taste a bit more tart when ice cold.

4. Add the sliced lemon, cover the pitcher with plastic wrap and refrigerate until cold.

Preparation Time: 
5 minutes.