Here it is, simple lemonade. If you can use fresh squeezed lemons, all the better, but I often opt for the simpler method of using a bottle of lemon juice, the end result is pretty close to fresh squeezed and honestly, it is much easier.
My recipe is 1.5 cups sugar, 1 cup lemon juice and approximately 7 cups of water. I told you it was simple!
The only trick that I employ to avoid the sugar sludge of mixing sugar and water together, two items that when not heated don't love one and other and tend not to dissolve, is that I make a simple syrup. Simple syrup is...simply put, water and sugar that when heated creates a clear liquid that has dissolved particles of sugar in it. You simply take your 1.5 cups of sugar, add about 2 cups of water and stir over medium heat until dissolved. You then can let it cool, add your lemon juice and water and you are all set!
Go enjoy the porch time with your delicious beverage!