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perfect lemonade

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Vicki Moser
Kennewick, WA

One of my favorite things at the fair is the lemonade. So I decided one day to sit down and come up with a recipe that I enjoyed drinking. My daughter tried it and said "Perfect" so I named this recipe Perfect Lemonade.

(1 rating)
yield 3 quarts
prep time 15 Min
cook time 5 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For perfect lemonade

  • 3 c
  • 2 c
    bottled lemon juice (realemon)
  • 2 lg
  • 10 c
    cold water (reserve 2 cup for the simple syrup #1 below)

How To Make perfect lemonade

  • 1
    First make a simple syrup by heating 2 Cups Sugar and 2 Cups of Water in a small saucepan until the sugar is dissolved completely.
  • 2
    Wash the skins of 2 large lemons and cut in half. Squeeze the juice into a measuring cup. Add bottled lemon juice to make up two cups. Add the lemon juice and the remainder of the water to a gallon pitcher. Now add the simple syrup that has been heated in the saucepan. Stir
  • 3
    I discard most of the seeds. Add the pulp from the 2 large lemons that you squeezed. Slice the squeezed lemon in half and add to the pitcher. Serve with Ice.
  • 4
    NOTE: I use bottled lemon juice. This recipe is made with ReaLemon brand. This brand requires 3 cups of sugar. If using another brand you might want to reduce the sugar to two cups. Do a taste test! Also, if you like extra pulp I usually have lemon pulp in the freezer that's left over from another recipe.