The Best Lemonade Recipe
We could think of no better way to celebrate National Lemonade Day than sharing our very best classic recipe with you! It’s great for cooling you down on a hot summer day, and it’s the perfect compliment to your summer BBQ menu (just in time for Labor Day Weekend!). This cool, refreshing drink also requires very few ingredients and is super easy to make.
2 cups sugar
1 cup water
Peel and juice of 1 lemon
2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice
(about 8 lemons)
Fresh mint, basil or lavender (optional)
Make simple syrup: Bring ingredients to simmer and mix until all sugar is incorporated.
Cool and store overnight.
Lemonade: Mix cooled simple syrup with lemon juice. Add ¾ gallon of water. Stir, add in herbs, if using, for additional flavor.