When life gives you lemons, you better know how to make lemonade. And this is the only recipe you will ever need for lemonade. And you can call it your secret lemonade recipe if you like.
The Perfect Homemade Lemonade Recipe
1 1/2 cups of sugar
1 1/2 cups of water
1. Make a simple sugar syrup
Combine your equal parts of sugar and water together in a small saucepan and put over a low heat, making sure to stir the pot so the sugar starts to dissolve.
2. Add some lemony flavor
Zest two lemons and add this to your sugar water which is starting to heat up. Bring this to a boil and then simmer for five minutes. By this stage the sugar will have dissolved and you’ll have some great lemon flavor in your sugar syrup.
3. Add more lemony flavor
Remove your sugar syrup from the heat, and add the juice of six lemons. Then stir well.
4. Remove the bits
Once your lemonade has cooled down, strain the juice and pour into a bottle (or if you’re smart like me, do this in one quick and easy step). Then close the lid on your lemonade and cool.
5. Drink your lemonade/show off
This makes like a concentrate, so you can mix the lemonade with a bit of water to get the taste you are after. The ratio that I like is about 3 parts lemonade to 1 part water, but honestly, just experiment with what you like! Serve with lemon slices, a couple of ice cubes and a few mint leaves to make it look real fancy.
And there you have it. You have your own secret recipe for lemonade which is perfect every time!