2 hours 10 minutes
With a classic sweet and tart flavor, this simple recipe for lemonade is made with only three ingredients and can be enjoyed as is or easily customized.
‣ 4 cups water, divided ‣ 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar ‣ 1 1/4 cups lemon juice, freshly squeezed or bottled ‣ lemon slices and mint leaves, as garnish (optional)
In a small saucepan, heat two cups of water and the sugar until the sugar completely dissolves. The liquid should look clear again, like water.
Pour the sugar water, the remaining two cups of water, and lemon juice into a large pitcher. Give it a good stir to mix everything together. Once done, transfer to the refrigerator to chill!