(about ¾ of a gallon)
2 cups Water
2 cups Sugar
2 cups Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
8 cups Water
In a large sauce pan, combine the 2 cups of water and sugar. Over medium-high heat bring mixture to a boil and stir until all the sugar has dissolved. Set this mixture aside to cool and squeeze lemons to produce the amount of juice needed. In a large bowl or beverage container mix the lemon juice, water/sugar mixture (simple syrup) and remaining water. Taste the lemonade a few times before adding all the additional water. You may need more or less based on your taste desires.
Note: This recipe can be easily halved or doubled depending on the amount you will need.
Note: A nice trick so that the lemonade does not get diluted is to pour some of a batch into ice cube trays and freeze. This way you can keep the lemonade cold during a party by using these ice cubes without losing the quality of your lemonade.
Note: You can also flavor your lemonade with additional ingredients. For example, try adding strawberries for a “Strawberry-Lemonade” drink.
Note: This drink can be made into an adult beverage by adding some of your favorite spirits. I prefer vodka or tequila in my lemonade.
Note: Don't forget that you can make an “Arnold Palmer“ drink by adding fresh brewed tea. It is just a 50/50 mix of the lemonade and tea.
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