Saturday, May 7, 2011


 Years ago, my mom took a simple lemonade recipe (6 cups water, 1 cup lemon juice and 1 cup sugar) and made it perfect with one step: by taking one of the cups of water and melting the sugar into it, she creates simple syrup. Such an easy thing to do, and it improves the lemonade so much - no more gritty lemonade or endless stirring. It's my favorite!

I usually double the batch, so measurements shown here are twice the amount the recipe calls for.

2 cups water

2 cups sugar

Halve lemons, remove any obvious seeds.


Lemon towers are optional.

Chill and serve over ice.