You have to love a recipe that is this simple, has nothing artificial in it and tastes so good! Most of the time I make lemonade from frozen concentrate, however, recently I decided to make my own from scratch. I searched around for a recipe, tried a few and decided they were all too sweet. Here is the version I like best:
8 cups of water (divided)
1 1/2 cup sugar
Put one cup of water and 1 1/2 cup sugar in saucepan and bring to boil. Make sure you stir it until all the sugar is dissolved. Then set it aside to cool.
Roll the lemons back and forth on the counter to get them juicy. Cut them in half and using a reamer get as much juice out of them as possible. Strain the juice to get the seeds/pulp out.
Mix the sugar syrup, lemon juice and remaining 7 cups of water*. Add ice and enjoy.
* taste it along the way – if it tastes great to you after adding 5 cups of water then your good to go.