Lemonade (Fresh Squeezed)

Here is a quick easy one. Fresh squeezed lemonade. For all you Florida types, put those lemons in your backyard to a delicious use.
Three simple ingredients: Water, lemons and sugar
I used 10 lemons and that gave me 2 cups of juice. To get the most juice out of them I poked with a couple of holes and microwaved it for about 15 seconds. This helps break up the cell walls…..I think.
I’m sure you already know this but in case you have never used one of these before. Here is the proper way to use this type of lemon press. You can get it in green also to match the color of limes.
The problem with using granulated sugar is trying to get it all dissolved into the solution without having to stir for 20 minutes. I made a simple syrup using 1 cup of water and 2 cups of sugar. Heat it on the stove until dissolved. Do not let it boil or you’ll end up with rock candy. Once this is done add one gallon of water to a pitcher along with the simple syrup and lemon juice. Stir and serve it cold.
I used 1 Gallon + 1 cup (used in to dissolve sugar) of filtered water, 2 cups of lemon juice and 2 cups of sugar. I like mine on the tart side.

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