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Homemade Lemonade

Yield 8 cups
Nothing's more refreshing on a hot summer day than a glass of ice-cold lemonade. Try the limeade variation if you prefer.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind*
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice
  • 5 cups cold water
  • Garnish: lemon slices

How to Make It

  1. Stir together sugar and 1/2 cup boiling water until sugar dissolves.

    Photo: Lee Harrelson
  2. Stir in lemon rind, lemon juice, and 5 cups cold water. Chill 8 hours. Garnish, if desired.

  3. * Lime-Substitute: 2 teaspoons grated lime rind for lemon rind and 1 1/2 cups fresh lime for lemon juice.