Basic Homemade Lemonade is a recipe everyone should be familiar with. It tastes so much better than the store-bought stuff, plus it’s much tastier. You just need a few simple ingredients and in no time you have the ideal summer refresher and a blank canvas to add fruit, syrups, alcohol, and more to make Homemade Lemonade truly your own. Cheers to a classic!
Ingredients• 2 cups granulated sugar • 4 1/2 cups water, divided, cold • 1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice, strained • 5 cups water, divided
Add the sugar and 2 cups of water to a saucepan over medium heat and stir to combine.
Bring the contents to a boil until the sugar dissolves.
Remove the saucepan from the heat and allow it to cool to room temperature. You have just created simple syrup.
Add the simple syrup to the lemon juice and stir until fully combined.
Refrigerate until nice and cold.
When ready to serve, add 2 1/2 cups of cold water and stir well. If it's too sweet, you can always add more water.
Serve over ice and thinly sliced lemons.