Homemade Lemonade
  • 2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 cups granulated white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon peel
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • Extra cold water for serving
  • Lemon wedges, for garnish
  • Dash of mint or almond extract, if desired, optional (I have never tried this, but this is how the original recipe was written. I personally don't think it needs it!)
  1. Combine lemon juice, sugar, lemon peel, and 1-1/2 cups water in a container. Stir until the sugar dissolves. Cover and refrigerate until very cold.
  2. For each serving, use a tall glass filled about ¾ full with crushed ice. Pour in about ¼ cup to ⅓ cup of the chilled lemon syrup. Fill the rest of the glass with cold water and stir well. Garnish side of glass with lemon wedge and serve.
  3. Note: You may find that you only need a few Tablespoons of the lemon syrup to taste good to you- or you may like more! It's one of those things that you will have to experiment with and cater to your personal taste.
Recipe by The Culinary Cellar at http://theculinarycellar.com/lemonade-heat-wave/