Gluten-Free, Vegan Classic Summer Lemonade

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Everyone has a dream when they’re younger of becoming a lemonade tycoon, don’t they? Or was that just me?

It didn't happen for me then, but if I had made my lemonade using this recipe I would have been a heck-of-a lot closer.

It’s that ice cold, thirst-quenching, tangy cup of bliss that was made for hot summer days.

So invite your friends over for some fresh lemonade, the way it was meant to be made.

GLUTEN-FREE, VEGAN CLASSIC SUMMER LEMONADE

Ingredients

  • 8 cups of water
  • 3 lemons, squeezed and seed removed
  • 1 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • Lemon slices or zest for garnish

Directions

  1. In small pot over medium heat, bring 1 cup of water to boil.
  2. Add sugar to boiling water, continuously stirring until completely dissolved to create simple syrup.
  3. Cover pot and chill in fridge.
  4. In a large pitcher or dispenser, combine freshly squeezed lemon juice (should roughly yield 1/2 cup of juice with pulp) and store-bought lemon juice to the remaining water.
  5. Add in cooled simple syrup from fridge.
  6. Mix well and garnish with lemon slices or zest.

*You can chill the lemonade in the fridge, but I recommend using a pitcher or dispenser with a separate core to keep the ice from melting and watering-down the lemonade.