- 2 to 2-1/2 cups sugar
- 5 cups water, divided
- 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
- 1-3/4 cups lemon juice (about 6 lemons)
- In a large saucepan, combine sugar, 1 cup water and lemon peel. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved, about 4 minutes.
- Remove from the heat. Stir in lemon juice and remaining water. Pour into a pitcher and refrigerate until chilled. Serve over ice. Yield: 2 quarts.
Reviews for Old-Fashioned Lemonade
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Forget the powdered stuff! Easy to make and delicious. What summer is all about!
WAY too sweet! I would cut the sugar by half the next time. And it took more like 10 lemons to make. But other than that, not bad.
I stay in Hot country, taste of lemon so fresh but too sweet. Need to reduce the sugar. Will make again.
I added the lesser amount of sugar, but it was still too sweet. Next time, I will try one cup of sugar. Maybe it depends on the lemons. I used lemons from my neighbor's tree in Arizona.