Every warm summer day needs a tall glass of this perfect lemonade. As it’s name denotes, it is perfect. It is cool and refreshing, and with a few simple steps, it can be sitting on your table soon.
For me, every lemonade absolutely has to start with a simple syrup. Yes, you can just mix the lemon juice, water and sugar together, but the sugar will never dissolve and it will be gritty in your drink. So, let’s do this right. Mix you water and granulated sugar in a thick bottom pan.
I am still in love with this Cuisinart pan I got for my wedding 17 years ago. I couldn’t find my exact pan on Amazon, I generally buy them at TJ Maxx or Marshalls.
Bring the mixture to a low boil over medium heat. When your sugar has dissolved, you are good. Set aside to cool.
Now, hopefully you are smarter than me and own a juicer. If not, you will get a great arm workout. Your forearms will look swoll by the time your done squeezing that cup of lemon juice.
Next, mix your lemon juice with your simple syrup. From here, add as much water as you have a preference for. I don’t like mine super strong, so I usually water down a bit more than the average person.
Choose your favorite glass, throw in some ice cubes and grab a seat on the front porch.
You can easily make the simple syrup ahead of time. Make it up, cool and place in the fridge for up to 5 days without any issues. When you are ready, pull it out, mix in the lemon juice, water and ice. So simple!
If you are looking for another drink option, what about this rhubarb lemonade? Oh, it is so good too. I promise, you won’t be disappointed!