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Fresh Squeezed Lemonade


Ingredients:

2 c. sugar

1 c. fresh lemon juice (about 5-6 large lemons)

1/4 c. fresh lime juice

1/2 c. loosely packed fresh mint leaves (optional)

8 1/2-10 1/2 c. water, divided

Ice cubes


 


 


 

Directions:

Combine 2 1/2 cups water and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir until sugar has dissolved and then simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat and cool about 20 minutes. Add lemon and lime juices to the sugar syrup. If desired, place mint leaves in a lidded pitcher or large, lidded storage bowl. Pour lemon-lime mixture into container. If not using mint, refrigerate. If using mint, allow to stand 1 hour and then strain mixture and store until ready to serve.


When ready to serve, mix lemonade base with 6-8 cups cold water. Start with 6 cups and then adjust according to your taste. 6 cups will be very sweet, 8 cups will border on watery.


 


 

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