The Perfect Homemade Lemonade

To battle the summer heat, turn to a tall glass of lemonade.

Si Foster shares how to make this thirst quencher taste spot on.
Homemade Lemonade
For 10 servings:
4 cups water
2 cups sugar
2 cups cold water
1¾ cups fresh squeezed lemon juice or bottled lemon juice such as Real Lemon (green bottle)
Ice for pitcher and glasses

For 100 servings:
8 cups water
10½ cups sugar
8 cups cold water
6¾ cups lemon juice fresh or bottled
Additional water, ice, gallon ziplock bags for storage
Additional lemons,washed and cut for decorative purposes in Dispenser or pitcher

For 10 servings:

1) Pour 4 cups water and 2 cups sugar in a medium size pan. Bring to boil and whisk until sugar is dissolved. Boil for 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat.

2) Pour into another pan, or let cool in pan.

3) Add 2 cups cold water and 1¾ cups lemon juice with pulp. Stir well. Add additional water if desired.
4) Refrigerate until ready to serve. When ready to serve, pour over glasses filled with ice, or fill the pitcher with about 8 cups of ice and place additional ice in glasses and fill.

For 100 servings:

1) Pour 8 cups water and 10½ cups sugar into a large pan or stockpot. Whisk to mix sugar.

2) Bring mixture to a boil, and continue boiling for 2-3 minutes. Remove pan from heat. Let cool a bit.

3) Add 8 cups cold water and 6¾ cups lemon juice.

4) Stir until mixed well.

5) When mixture is cooled, pour into 4 gallon Ziplock bags, about 8 cups per bag, remove excess air and seal. Store in refrigerator, cooler or freezer.

6) When ready to use concentrate, let thaw and mix each bag with 4 cups cold water and ice. Each gallon bag will yield approximately 24-4 oz servings in 8 oz cups filled with ice, or about 11-12 8 oz servings in 16 oz cups filled with ice.

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