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Lemonade is probably the most refreshing thirst-quencher I can think of for the hot months of July and August. It is something I associate with summers, laziness, reading a book, or doing nothing – a part of civilized life. It should always be made with pure lemon juice and sugar syrup – tangy and not sweet. The tongue should smart with more sour than sweet and the jaw should squeak a little when you drink it.
In a pitcher, combine the simple syrup and lemon juice and chill until ready to serve.
Add 3 cups of soda water or ice water to the mixture and pour over ice in tall glasses.
Nutritional information does not include Simple Syrup. For nutritional information on Simple Syrup, please follow the link above.
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