Classic Lemonade

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated July/August 1998

Put the juicer away. Mashing sliced lemons with sugar gives lemonade a subtle sweetness and full lemon flavor.

SERVESYields about 1 1/2 quarts, serving 6 to 8

TIME20 minutes, plus 2 hours chilling

Classic Lemonade

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

For a lemonade recipe full of lemon flavor, balanced by just the right amount of sugar, we mashed sliced lemons with sugar until a syrup was produced (thereby releasing all of the citrus oils and fully dissolving the sugar), then combined t...

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