Y’all if you love lemonade, you have to try this recipe. I’m a southern girl and if I’m going to drink lemonade, it’s gonna be fresh squeezed and made with real sugar. Yum!! Yum!!
Here is a Perfect Recipe to make fresh squeezed lemonade. I look forward to hearing how you like it. So gather your supplies and be sure to use a clear pitcher for lemonade just because it’s so pretty with lemon’s floating in the pitcher.
- 1½ cup Sugar
- 7-8 lemons
- lemon zest
- grate lemon for zest
- heat water with zest and sugar until sugar is dissolved
- stain the sugar and zest mixture
- juice all lemons
- add remaining water and refrigerate
Wash Lemons well
Zest two lemons and set aside
Place 2 cups of water, lemon zest and sugar in sauce pan
Heat until sugar is dissolved. Do not boil
Strain sugar solution into pitcher
Squeeze juice from all lemons - should be approx. 1 cup of juice
Add juice to pitcher
Fill with water until pitcher is full - 1 quart of Lemonade
Stir before serving - keep refrigerated until ready to serve.
Serve over ice
Serving Size1 grams
Amount Per Serving Calories 170Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 3mgCarbohydrates 45gFiber 2gSugar 40gProtein 1g
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The secret ingredient
Y’all this is truly the secret to making the perfect fresh lemonade. It’s so simple, just zest two of the lemons and up the flavor wow! I do recommend a real fine grater to get a fine zest.
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Next just add your zest to 2 cups of water and your sugar. Heat until the sugar dissolves.
Important Step for Perfect Fresh Lemonade Recipe
Then you want to strain the mixture before adding to your pitcher. If you skip this step, you may not have perfect lemonade. LOL
Notice the color of the sugar & zest water. Looking good!
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Thanks so much for joining me today! I hope you enjoy this lemonade recipe.