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|Everybody knows how to make lemonade,
right? Squeeze some lemons, add sugar and water. But how to make lemonade so
that it tastes right everytime? Here's a surefire method.
Remember the starting proportions - 1 cup of sugar, 1 cup of water, 1 cup of lemon juice.
(This ratio makes a pretty sweet lemonade. Reduce the amount of sugar if you want your lemonade less sweet or if you are using Meyer lemons which are naturally sweeter than standard lemons.)
The secret to perfect lemonade is to start by making sugar syrup, also known as "simple syrup". Dissolving the sugar in hot water effectively disperses the sugar in the lemonade, instead of having the sugar sink to the bottom.
1 cup sugar (can reduce to 3/4 cup)
Make simple syrup by heating the sugar
and water in a small saucepan until the sugar is dissolved completely.