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When it comes to refreshing summer-time drinks, you can’t beat a glass of old-fashioned, fresh-squeezed lemonade! It’s cool, delicious, and it’s easy to make! In 3 easy steps and 3 ingredients: fresh lemons, sugar and water, you have yourself a thirst quenching refreshment.

1 cup sugar
1 cup water
5 lemons
5 more cups sparkling water

How to make fresh-squeezed lemonade in 3 easy steps:
Simple syrup
Squeeze the lemons
Mix it all together

1. Combine 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water in a small pot and stir over medium heat until the sugar has completely dissolved. That’s it! Remove from heat, and let it cool while you’re squeezing your lemons.

2. Juice a lemon with a fork:
Simply spear a lemon half with a fork. Hold the lemon half in one hand and the fork in the other. Squeeze the lemon in one hand while pumping the fork up and down with the other hand, as if it were the handle of a water pump.Continue to squeeze and pump until you’ve extracted all the lemon juice that you can.

3. Turn those lemons into lemonade:
Pour your lemon juice into a pitcher. Add the 5 cups of sparkling water. Add as much or as little of the syrup as you like to sweeten the drink and add some straws and fancy umbrellas, (and hope the sun is out so you can enjoy it outside with an oversized hat and sunglasses). You can also turn this into an alcohol beverage by adding a shot of vodka and some lemon zest for an extra zing.

Article by: Michelle Costello

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