It's sooo hot outside where I live so all I could think about was a nice tall glass of homemade Lemonade! After I was done working out at the YMCA this afternoon, I noticed someone had brought a ton of HUGE lemons from their backyard tree. They wanted anyone to take them so we did! As soon as I got home, I went straight to it. :) What I like about this recipe is how you heat the sugar and water together first so all the sugar doesn't go to the bottom. Yum...
Just click on this link for recipe: Perfect Lemonade Recipe
Everybody knows how to make lemonade, right? Squeeze some lemons, add sugar and water. But how to make lemonade so that it tastes right everytime? Here's a surefire method.
Remember the starting proportions - 1 cup of sugar, 1 cup of water, 1 cup of lemon juice.
(This ratio makes a pretty sweet lemonade. Reduce the amount of sugar if you want your lemonade less sweet or if you are using Meyer lemons which are naturally sweeter than standard lemons.)
The secret to perfect lemonade is to start by making sugar syrup, also known as "simple syrup". Dissolving the sugar in hot water effectively disperses the sugar in the lemonade, instead of having the sugar sink to the bottom.