Best homemade lemonade ever

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Best homemade lemonade ever When life gives you lemons, make the Best Lemonade Ever!

The ManicaPost

 

Prep Time:10 mins

Cook Time:5 mins

Total Time:15 mins

Servings:10

When life gives you lemons, make the Best Lemonade Ever!

 

This aptly named recipe is as good as it gets: Sweet, tart, easy to throw together, and oh-so refreshing.

 

Sweeten your day with our top-rated lemonade recipe (and get our best lemonade serving and storage tips).

Lemonade ingredients

It could not be easier to make this homemade lemonade with just a few simple ingredients you probably already have on hand.

Sugar and water

What makes this lemonade so special?

 

The recipe starts with a simple syrup, which is just a fancy way of saying the first step is dissolving sugar in boiling water.

 

This ensures the finished drink is totally cohesive and smooth (and it prevents sugar from collecting at the bottom of the pitcher).

Lemon juice

Obviously, you will need lemon juice to make homemade lemonade.

 

Freshly squeezed juice is definitely the way to go if you have fresh lemons available, but bottled juice will work in a pinch.

Ice

There is nothing like a refreshing glass of ice cold lemonade to cool you down on a hot day.

 

Just make sure to add the ice right before serving so that you will not dilute the sweet flavour.

How to make lemonade

Making homemade lemonade is probably way easier than you think (and it is well worth the extra effort).

 

You will just need to follow a few simple steps.

Juice your lemons

Start by firmly rolling the lemons around on the counter.

 

This will help release the juices and make your job a lot easier.

 

Cut the lemon in half crosswise, then squeeze out the juice by hand or with a juicer.

Make sure to juice the lemons over a large measuring cup so you can see exactly how much liquid you have.

Make a simple syrup

It is shockingly simple to make simple syrup on the stove. Just combine sugar and water in a small saucepan, bring the mixture to a boil, and stir it until the sugar is dissolved.

Stir

Pour cold water into a pitcher.

 

Stir in lemon juice and pulp, then add simple syrup to taste.

Serve

Serve over ice.

 

If you are feeling fancy, garnish each glass with a fresh lemon slice or a candied lemon peel.

How to store fresh lemonade

Store homemade lemonade in the fridge for about five to seven days without ice.

 

Since ice will dilute the mixture, it is best to add it right before serving.

 

If the lemonade is in an open pitcher, cover it with storage wrap for maximum freshness. – Allrecipes

 

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