Homemade Lemonade

Fran Miller

By
@TchrLdy71

Long ago, when we used to have family get-togethers out in the country, Aunt Neta would mix up lemonade in a big ol' clean washtub with a block of ice in the center. It doesn't get any better than that, but if you just want a small amount of homemade lemonade for your family, you can make this in a 3 quart pitcher. Play with the amounts of water & sugar until it tastes like you love it. Wouldn't hurt to have some extra lemons/lemon juice on hand the first time you make it. You want it to be PERFECT, just like Aunt Neta's. Enjoy, y'all! =^..^=


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Serves:

8-10 generous glasses

Prep:

10 Min

Method:

No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

5
lemons
1 c
sugar
3 qt
water & ice

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Rinse off the lemons, then roll them on the kitchen counter to make them juicier. (Or vice versa)
2
Slice the lemons into thin slices.
3
In a 3 quart pitcher, layer the lemon slices and the sugar. Cover the pitcher with plastic wrap & refrigerate for 4 hours (or overnight). This will draw out the juice & lemon oil from the lemons.
4
Using a potato masher or heavy spoon, press the lemons against the bottom or side of the pitcher to release the juice. Be careful not to tear up the lemon slices!
5
Add water & ice to make 3 quarts of lemonade. Stir well, then taste. Adjust lemon juice, water, and/or sugar to suit your taste. (Write down YOUR amounts so your lemonade will be perfect to you each time.)

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: For Kids
Hashtags: #lemonade, #homemade