This is my favorite lemonade recipe. It is Strong and sweet. Perfect for those really hot days of summer when the sun quickly melts the ice away. You can easily adjust the strength though by using less lemons or sugar to your liking. Grenadine is used to make it pink and to add a subtle fruitiness. People always ask “how do you make it pink”. But few can ever guess.
12 ea. lemons, tips removed, cut in half lengthwise and sliced thin.
2 3/4 c. sugar
3 pt. cold water
2 T. grenadine syrup
1) place lemons into deep container and cover with sugar. muddle and mash them together till juice is extracted. let sit 20 min.
2) add water and stir well.
3) pass mixture through strainer into a large pitcher, gently squeezing out the lemons.
4) add grenadine and chill til service.
This recipe will make about 2qts. of lemonade. be sure to serve over plenty of ice as it is a rather strong brew….. enjoy