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Country Lemonade

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Updated April 12, 2019
Country Lemonade

When it comes to warmer weather, there's a few things we automatically think of. If lemonade isn't one of the first drinks that come to mind, it will be after you try this recipe! One sip of this fresh-squeezed lemonade and you'll know exactly why our Country Lemonade is a top choice for backyard barbecues and weekend potlucks! Trust us, it won't be a recipe you soon forget.

What You'll Need

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 4 cups cold water
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (see Notes)
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced

What to Do

  1. In a pitcher, combine the sugar and hot water, stirring until the sugar has dissolved.
  2. Add cold water, lemon juice, and lemon slices; mix well.
  3. Serve, or chill until ready to serve.

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Me, to jthelander1231, so thirsty

Just seeing this is making me thirsty! What a great summer drink recipe.

When I was a child Mother would slice 3 lemons into a wooden bowl and then press them with a wooden potato masher. Then you put them in a pitcher and rinsed the bowl with water that was poured into the pitcher. Put in sugar according to how sweet you want it. Add water to fill the pitcher and ice if you want. The oils from pressing the slices add sooooo much extra flavor to the lemonade. This was the way to make lemonade about 6o plus years ago. It always tasted wonderful to us and we even ate some of the leftover slices sometimes when the lemonade was gone.

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