Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade

Try this old-fashioned fresh-squeezed lemonade recipe which expertly balances the mix of sweet and tart. There's a reason why it's one of summer's favorite drinks.


Makes 8 cups

Recipe from

Southern Living


1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup boiling water
1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice (8 large lemons)
5 cups water


Stir together sugar and 1/2 cup boiling water until sugar dissolves. Stir in lemon rind, lemon juice, and 5 cups water. Chill. Serve over ice.