Fresh Lemonade
Recipe from Smithfield

When you are hot and thirsty, nothing chills like cool, tangy, sweet lemonade!



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Ingredients
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    1   cup 
    sugar
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    1   cup 
    water
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    4   
    additional cups of cold water
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    1   cup 
    fresh squeezed lemon juice (about 6 lemons)
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    1/2  cup 
    mint leaves (optional)

Directions
1.
Bring sugar and 1 cup water to a simmer in a small saucepan, stirring until sugar dissolves. Let cool.
2.
Pour into a pitcher and stir in lemon juice. Add 4 cups cold water; cover and refrigerate.
3.
For minty lemonade, add mint leaves to the sugar mixture in saucepan. Strain before using.
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