Most pre-made lemonade is sweet and sugary with not enough lemon. We wanted to find a way to maximize the bright flavor of fresh fruit and add just enough sweetness.
Why This Recipe Works
Our Best Lemonade recipe maximizes the bright flavor of fresh-squeezed lemon juice and lemon zest, and adds just enough sweetness to temper its tartness. We muddled (or mashed together) one thinly sliced lemon with sugar to sweeten the lemonade. In this process, the sugar crystals absorb the intense flavor of the oils in the lemon peel and bring out the lemon’s flavor, making for a lemonade recipe that can cool down any summer day.