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perfect lemonade

This lemonade will certainly live up to it's name- perfect. It is the best drink on a hot summer day!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemon drinks, lemonade, lemonade ideas, lemonade recipes, lemonade with simple syrup, perfect lemonade
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Amy- a Red Spatula


  • sauce pan, strainer


  • 1 cup water for simple syrup
  • 1 cup granulated syrup
  • 1 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice


  • Add water and sugar to sauce pan. It is best if this is a thick bottomed saucepan. Turn heat to medium and mix well. Allow to heat until sugar is dissolved. Mine took about 5 minutes or so, this will depend on the temp of your cook top. Once the sugar is dissolved, remove from heat and allow to cool.
    Once it has cooled slightly, mix in the lemon juice.
    Now this is your lemon simple syrup. To this you will add in your ice water to make the lemonade.
    I use about 1/2 cup simple syrup to 2 cups ice water. This will depend on your preference, so test and see what you like.
    Now, pull up your rocking chair on the front porch and have a seat. Enjoy your lemonade and let the world pass you by, you certainly deserve it!