Sweet & Sour: Make The Perfect Lemonade


Water + Lemons + Sugar. That's it.

Ahhhhh. Nothing says lazy summer day like a cool glass of sweet and sour lemonade. And forget the bottled stuff or using the pre-packaged concentrate.

Once you see how easy lemonade is to make yourself, I bet you'll always have a pitcher on hand.

Here's how to make the best lemonade:


  • 4 cups sugar
  • 4 cups + 2 gallons water
  • 4 cups fresh lemon juice (~1/4 cup of juice can be squeezed from one lemon...so get a whole big bag)


  1. Make simple syrup: add the 4 cups of sugar and 4 cups of water to a saucepan and stir until the sugar dissolves and the mixture thickens slightly.
  2. Cool completely.
  3. Pour syrup into a 3 gallon (or larger) jug. Add 2 gallons cold water and lemon juice and stir until fully combined.
  4. Refrigerate and cool completely.
  5. Serve over ice and garnish with a lemon wedge.

Be cool like Riley. Make your own lemonade.

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