Don’t tell anyone, but I’m going to share with you my family’s homemade lemonade recipe. It’s the best lemonade recipe in existence. I’m not kidding. Don’t mess with pre-squeezed lemon juice, and don’t worry about making complicated syrups. I’ve got the best lemonade recipe ever right here.
Here’s the recipe in its entirety:
1 part freshly squeezed lemon juice
1.5 parts sugar
8 parts water
Mix lemon juice and water together. Dissolve sugar into mixture. Serve chilled.
That’s it. Seriously, that’s the entire recipe. One of the great things about it is that it translate well into any amount you want. Just want one glass? The “parts” can be tablespoons. Need to serve an entire Girl Scout troop or soccer team? Use gallons. Inundated by the metric system? Liters and milliliters are just fine.
Of course, you can add sugar to taste, but I’ve found that those ratios (above) work really well. For added cool factor, add lemon slices to your clear pitcher or glass. For added color, add fresh mint leaves or fresh lavender. For added taste, add strawberries or diced watermelon!
My family’s recipe is simple and allows for customization. But even left completely alone, it makes for a great, refreshing glass of classic lemonade! If you experiment, you may find your own favorite brew. Do you have a perfect variation? Leave the recipe and any notes in the comments so that I can try it, too!