We love REAL lemonade! No powder substitute for me. Please give me the real stuff! And if you are looking for an alternative to gatorade just add a little salt and some calcium powder and you can be refreshed with electrolytes without any corn syrup or other nasty chemicals!
To make fresh lemonade you start by making a simple syrup. Basically dissolve equals parts of sugar and water. We do this one of two ways. You can put the sugar in a pan with the water on medium heat and stir until the sugar is dissolved or put the sugar in the bottom of your glass jar or pitcher and add hot water to it whisking it until it dissolves.
Then add your lemon juice and dilute with water to your desired tastes.
We like a ratio of 1 part sugar, 1 part water, 1 part lemon juice and then dilute with 4 parts water.
Makes 1 gallon
2 cups sugar
2 cups water
2 cups fresh squeezed lemon juice
8 cups water
Dissolve 2 cups of sugar with 2 cups of water.
Add lemon juice and mix well.
Dilute with water until you achieve your perfect balance.
Serve and Enjoy!