Grandpa’s Old Fashioned Lemonade

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This creates a lemonade CONCENTRATE that will store efficiently and is really easy to mix when you are ready.


  • 16 lemons – or enough juice to fill an empty water bottle
  • TWO empty water bottles
  • 1 CU sugar
  • 8 mint leaves
  • water


  1. Fill one water bottle with water and empty into sauce pan
  2. Add sugar to water in the sauce pan and heat until sugar dissolves
  3. Meanwhile, cut lemons in half, and squeeze juice from lemons into measuring cup.  Discard the seeds.
  4. Pour sugar water into the measuring cup with the lemon juice
  5. Make sure that mixture is only warm to the touch, NOT HOT.
  6. Pour lemon/sugar mixture equally into two empty water bottles
  7. Top bottles off with a bit more water and refrigerate
  8. Will keep in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
  9. Fill glass with ice cubes
  10. Add water only to half-way
  11. Top glass off with lemon concentrate from your bottles


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