Mama's Summertime Lemonade

Renée **II**


Mama would never dream of sculling up her lemonade with alcohol...

However, I say, it’s okay to add a shot of citrus vodka for a perfectly refreshing, adult, summer afternoon, porch sittin’, sippin’ beverage.

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15 Min
No-Cook or Other


1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
3 cups cold water
fresh mint for garnish (optional)
lemon slices for garnish (optional)


1Place the sugar and water in saucepan and bring to a simmer. Stir until sugar is completely dissolved; remove from heat and set aside to cool.
2Using a lemon juicer, collect your lemon juice. Pour into pitcher. It takes about five lemons to give you one cup full.
3Add sugar/water syrup, lemon juice and cold water to pitcher. Taste and adjust sweetness or tartness to suit your own taste.

Refrigerate 30 to 40 minutes. Pour over ice and a slice of fresh lemon and/or a sprig of fresh mint.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Drinks
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom
Hashtag: #Refreshing