"I usually don't like lemonade, but this is good!" I would tell her.
Most lemonades are a hair too sweet for my taste, so of course I reduced the amount of sugar right off the bat. It turned out to be just right.
I've tried making lemonade with maple syrup before, but it brings me back to an illness I had where I drank lemon water with maple syrup and cayenne. Not a pleasant memory.
Here I made it with organic cane sugar. You could also make it with any other sweetener you like (sucanat, palm sugar, maple sugar, etc.), just be aware that the flavor will be a little more caramely.
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Homemade Lemonade Recipe
3 1/3 cups cold water, divided,
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (from 4-5 small lemons),
1/3 cup organic cane sugar,
In a small saucepan, bring 1/3 cup water and sugar to a boil. Pour the simple syrup into a heat-proof 4-cup pitcher.
Add the remaining 3 cups of water and lemon juice and stir well. Chill before serving, or serve over ice cubes.
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