I love iced tea, I grew up loving iced tea, but my kids and husband looooove lemonade. Really, I have nothing against it, as long as there's lots of ice (okay, that's every drink) and lemons, but you will rarely see me order lemonade when we are out...I may take (sneak) a drink of someone's, but that's about it. Now mixing it with some fresh iced tea? Sure! Great even! And this lemonade recipe is so easy, and so tasty that once you make it, you will also have a hard time going back to any other lemonade. So go grab some lemons and let's get squeezing. And then mixing some of it into your iced tea...if you are anything like me...
What you will need:
1 and 1/2 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice (roughly 15-20 medium sized lemons)
Zest of 1 lemon
1 and 1/2 cups sugar
1 and 1/2 cups water
What you will do:
Bring water and sugar to boil in medium sized saucepan, stirring often. Once sugar is dissolved remove from heat and set aside to cool.
While your sugar water (simple syrup) is cooling, juice your lemons.
Pour freshly squeezed lemon juice and zest into your slightly cooled simple syrup and stir. Allow to cool completely.
Now pour into a quart sized mason jar and secure with lid. Lemonade concentrate will keep in refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.
To make lemonade from this concentrate simply mix 1 cup of concentrate with 3 cups of cold water, serve over ice!