Old-Fashioned Lemonade

Vickie Parks

By
@Northwestgal

This is one of the first recipes that I added to my first recipe file that was my very own, back when I was in junior high school. I have used this recipe ever since then, whenever I want to make that classic summertime necessity....lemonade. And it has never failed me yet.


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Serves:

8

Prep:

10 Min

Method:

Refrigerate/Freeze

Ingredients

6 c
cold water
2 c
lemon juice (8-10 lemons)
1 c
granulated sugar
ice cubes
1 large
lemon, thinly sliced
8
maraschino cherries (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
To get the most juice, let lemons stand at room temperature (or microwave lemons on High for just a few seconds before squeezing them). Then roll the lemons on a counter while pushing down firmly (to break the tissues inside) to release more juice.
2
Mix water, lemon juice, and sugar in a large pitcher until sugar is dissolved. Refrigerate about 3 hours or until thoroughly chilled.
3
Pour lemonade over ice cubes in a tall glass. Garnish each serving with a lemon slice and maraschino cherry, if desired.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Non-Alcoholic Drinks
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Low Fat
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy