Perfect homemade lemonade

Perfect homemade lemonade

Ingredients:

Ingredients:

– 2 cups granulated sugar – 1 ½ cups fresh lemon juice (about 6-8 lemons) – 4 ½ - 5 cups water, divided

Instructions:

Instructions:

1. Make simple syrup: Add sugar and 2 cups of water to a saucepan. Bring to a simmer and stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool completely.

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2. Juice the lemons: Wash lemons and remove the zest using a zester. Squeeze the lemons to extract the juice.

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3. Combine lemon juice and syrup: In a large pitcher, combine the cooled simple syrup and lemon juice.

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5. Chill and serve: Pour the lemonade into glasses filled with ice and serve immediately.