Start with lemons. Obviously.
Our lemon tree on the side of our house appears to be the only one of the four citrus trees we planted that is bearing any fruit.
Now juice the lemons.
9 lemons yielded almost 2 cups of juice for us.
Then make a simple syrup. Put 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water into a pot, bring it to a boil, and let it cool.
Put lemon juice into a pitcher or beverage container (this one is new from Target). Add 1/2 the simple syrup and fill halfway with water. Stir and taste. The exact mixture is up to your taste buds, I like my lemonade fairly tart and sweet, so in the end we used all of the simple syrup, the almost 2 cups of lemon juice, and about 14 cups of water.
Gratuitous shots of children drinking lemonade:)
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