2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1 ½ Tablespoons simple syrup (See NOTE)
1 cup Water
FOR COLD LEMONADE, put the lemon juice, sugar syrup and
water in a glass and stir. Add ice to chill.
NOTE: To make simple syrup (that's its real name, it's
useful in a number of recipes)
Bring equal parts of sugar and water to a boil, stir until
sugar dissolves, and remove from the heat. Cool before
using. Store unused syrup in a covered container in the
1½ cups sugar
2½ cups water
9 whole lemons
Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan; bring to a
boil and boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat, cool
slightly. Grate zest of two lemons (optional but worth
it.) Juice eight lemons or use equivalent bottled lemon
juice (again, real lemons are worth it.) Combine juice and
zest with warm syrup. Steep one hour. Strain.
To serve: Mix 1 part lemonade concentrate with 2 parts
water. Serve over ice.