When life gives you too many lemons.

My Friend A. is renting her house out and her lemon tree is groaning under the amount of lemons her tenants won’t pick.
The Boy came and helped me pick around 30 lemons and while we were picking asked me what we could do with the lemons.
I suggested Lemon Merengue pie but since I have no eggs in the house that would have to wait.
It’s a bit warm today and he decided to make lemonade for himself.

1 cup sugar (can reduce to 3/4 cup)
1 cup water (for the simple syrup)
1 cup lemon juice
3 to 4 cups cold water (to dilute)

Make simple syrup by heating the sugar and water in a small saucepan until the sugar is dissolved completely.
While the sugar is dissolving, use a juicer to extract the juice from 4 to 6 lemons, enough for one cup of juice.
Add the juice and the sugar water to a pitcher.
Add 3 to 4 cups of cold water, more or less to the desired strength.
Refrigerate 30 to 40 minutes. If the lemonade is a little sweet for your taste, add a little more straight lemon juice to it.
Serve with ice, sliced lemons.


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