Last week I caught a cold...it's a bad one, so I decided to make some lemonade to get my needed vitamin C.
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
4-5 cups of water
1) Combine the sugar and one cup of water in a saucepan to make simple syrup. Heat on low heat until the sugar is dissolved. Allow to cool.
2) Combine the simple syrup and the lemon juice and stir. Add 3-4 cups of water to dilute the lemonade to taste.
How easy is that? I like my lemonade on the tart side, but if you prefer it sweeter, add up to one more 1/4 cups of sugar.
For those of you who are keeping count...I gave 8 lemons to a friend who was visiting from New York and used 12 lemons here to get the required cup of lemon juice...this brings me to 7 left out of the 40 I picked two weeks ago. I picked another large bag full yesterday though and there are tons left on the tree....so we've got more lemon recipes to come. =)