This recipe is used at most US State fairs. A pitcher of it never lasts very long and is a little on the tart side.
Homemade Lemonade 1 c. sugar 5 c. water 1 c. lemon juice (about 6 organic lemons) Instructions: Simple syrup: Cut into chunks the rinds of 2 lemons (skins washed). Put in saucepan. Cover with sugar and 1 cup of water. Bring to a boil, then simmer until sugar is dissolved (about 5-6 minutes) Let cool. In a pitcher, mix 1 cup of lemon juice with 4 cups of water. (I usually strain the lemon juice to get rid of the pulp) Once the simply syrup is cool, strain into pitcher with lemon juice and water. Refrigerate. Enjoy!