Basic Lemonade

Basic Lemonade

Time: 20 mins


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 -6 lemons


  • 1 In a saucepan, combine water and sugar and bring to a boil stirring frequently.
  • 2 Meanwhile, microwave lemons on high for 30 seconds. Roll on counter and slice and juice.
  • 3 Combine sugar syrup, lemon juice and 3 cups cold water. Adjust lemon juice to taste.
  • 4 For GINGER LEMONADE add to water and sugar, 2 tablespoons fresh ginger and proceed as above. Allow mixture to cool and remove ginger before mixing with cold water.
  • 5 Serve over ice. Number of servings is over ice. (You can substitute sparkling water in place of cold water.).
  • 6 To make other fruit ades, make lemonade ahead of time and chill. Put 2 cups fruit per batch in blender and blend until smooth and then pour back into pitcher of lemonade.
  • 7 Suggested fruits: strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, peaches, mangos, watermelon.
  • 8 For Herb Lemonade place 2 or 3 springs fresh herbs into hot sugar water and muddle slightly. Allow to steep before removing. Suggested herbs: mint, thyme, rosemary.
  • 9 Additional add-ins: rum, Coco Lopez, half-brewed tea.
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