Buying lemonade is an easy, quick fix on a hot day. But making your own guarantees far more fresh lemon flavor (and zero preservatives) and allows you to control the level of sweetness – a welcome break from the often syrupy sweet store-bought brands. To get started: mix up a batch of simple syrup on the stovetop, juice some lemons and add judiciously to a pitcher of cool water. Add a few sprigs of your favorite herb for a unique twist. Try this amazing Lavender Lemonade recipe for a real special occasion-worthy pitcher.
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