I have been making lemonade lately a lot. I am doing really in a simple way. I donâ€™t like to buy the frozen lemonade because it has so much sugar and fructose in it and probably â€œnatural flavorsâ€ (another name for MSG, which I try my best to avoid). So I have been using lemon juice. The kind you buy at the store. The recipe on the bottle says 1 cup lemon juice and 1 cup sugar to two quarts of water. I made it this way but thought it was way to sweet. We like beverages that are not overly sweet so what I do now may not be sweet enough for some! To make one gallon I use 1 cup lemon juice and Â¾ cup sweetener (this can be cane juice crystals or sugar.. whatever it is that you usually use to sweeten things). My kids donâ€™t think that is sweet enough (a sign to me that it is plenty sweet.. ). But if you like it a little sweeter you can mess around with the orginal proportions similar to what I did and see what tastes the best.
Enjoy and stay cool!!