Homemade Lemonade

Ingredients (click HERE for the printable)
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
6 large or 8 small lemons
8 cups water 

Put the sugar and 1 cup of water into a small saucepan on the stove to make the syrup.  Melt until the sugar is completely dissolved.  Approximately 5 minutes.  Set aside and allow to cool.

Juice your lemons in a juicer or a hand held juicer.  Truly,  you could just squeeze them by hand...you just need to end up with around 1 1/2 cup of fresh lemon juice.  

Pour the lemon juice and 8 cups of water into a large pitcher.  Add the syrup.

You can add sugar to decrease the level of tartness you prefer.  Add some ice and a pretty straw and head to the porch swing.  Just sit and enjoy every last drop.

Homemade Lemonade

If you want a special cookie to top off this special lemonade check out Elizabeth’s Lemon Cookies. They are so simple!

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