- 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
"Great but needed 8 lemons"
"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."
"I'm going to be doing this Drink on the Fourth on Saturday.i'm making on saturday is pork ribs,potato salad and apple pie..."
"To me it sounds as if you only need the 1 cup of water to get the sugar disolved and the lemon peel to release it's flavor over the heat; then add the rest of the water & lemon juice. Sounds refreshing!"
"The lemon juice is not divided, the water is divided"
"Maybe they mean that the lemon is divided. The zest goes in with the sugar and water, the juice goes in later. I'm just guessing.....don't really know."