LemonadeAde–such as lemonade and limeade–is a drink made by combining water, sugar and citrus juice. Citrus juices have a thirst quenching ingredient.

Here are two simple recipes for lemonade:

Lemonade for One

Squeeze the juice from one lemon and add 1 tablespoon of sugar. Pour on one cup of boiling water, and cool.

Lemonade for Four

Combine ¾ cup sugar and 1 cup hot water in a pitcher

Squeeze 4 to 6 lemons to make 1 cup of juice.

(Use either still or aerated–sparkling–water.)

Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved. Let cool.

Add the lemon juice and 3 additional cups of cold water

Add 5 or 6 thin lemon slices.

Chill. Serve over ice cubes.

Add more water, sugar, or lemon juice to taste.

Written by Stephen Albert

Stephen Albert is a horticulturist, master gardener, and certified nurseryman who has taught at the University of California for more than 25 years. He holds graduate degrees from the University of California and the University of Iowa. His books include Vegetable Garden Grower’s Guide, Vegetable Garden Almanac & Planner, Tomato Grower’s Answer Book, and Kitchen Garden Grower’s Guide. His Vegetable Garden Grower’s Masterclass is available online. Harvesttotable.com has more than 10 million visitors each year.

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