- The first step is
to slice lemons in half and squeeze out juice.
You want to keep some of the lemon pulp.
- Put the lemon juice in a gallon container.
- Now, add the sugar and mix.
the hot water to the lemon juice and sugar mixture.
You need to stir to dissolve the sugar.
Then add some of the lemon pulp.
- An optional feature is adding some of the lemon rind.
Finally, add the cold water to mixture.
Stir until the lemonade is well blended.
- Drop a few ice
cubes into a tall glass and pour in the lemonade.
You might want to garnish with a mint sprig.
- The lemonade can be made a day or two ahead.
This is going to depend on the distance from your home to the
picnic or tailgate site. If it
is within and hour or two, I would get a large thermal water/drink container
and add the ice cubes and lemonade. Then
anyone can pour his or her own drink. If
you are more than an hour, still put the lemonade.
However, I would wait until at the site before adding the ice cubes.