Pitcher Perfect Lemonade
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Serves: 4-6
  • 1 cup white, granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water (for the simple syrup)
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • zest from lemon
  • 2 to 3 cups cold water
  1. First make a "simple syrup". Pour the sugar and water in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer. Stir until the sugar dissolves completely, remove from the heat. Add the lemon zest and let it steep for 5 minutes. Strain the simple syrup, removing the zest before pouring into lemon juice.
  2. While the water is heating for the simple syrup, juice your lemons. Depending on the size of the lemons, 4 to 6 of them should be enough for one cup of juice.
  3. Pour the juice and the simple syrup sugar water into a serving pitcher. Add 2 cups of cold water and taste. Add more water if you would like it to be more diluted. If the lemonade is a little sweet for your taste, add a little more lemon juice.
  4. Refrigerate 30 to 40 minutes. Add ice to a glass and serve with mint, raspberries or strawberries.
Recipe by Giggles Galore at https://gigglesgalore.net/pitcher-perfect-lemonade