Sweet'tauk lemonade recipes from "Let's make lemonade (and sell it too)" by Deborah Aiza, Montauk NY

 

MAKES 3 CUPS

Perfect lemonade is a balance between sour and sweet. To get the sweetness just right, the recipes in this book (almost) all use some form of simple syrup. Simple syrup helps the sugar mix into your lemonade and is easy to make. It will also keep well in the fridge and can last for a couple days.

Some of the lemonade recipes in this book require small variations to this simple syrup. Be sure to read the the lemonade recipe first, so you know what kind of simple syrup you need.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Cup sugar (we like organic cane sugar)
  • 1/2 cup agave nectar, or coconut palm sugar
  • 2 Cups filtered water

What to Do

Simple syrup is easy to make. Here are three of the best ways to make your own:

USING THE STOVE

  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan.
  2. Stir and bring to a simmer.
  3. Simmer for 15-20 seconds or just until the sugar dissolves. This should happen before the mixture comes to a boil, then take off the heat.
  4. Set aside to cool. Then store in a sterile jar in the refrigerator.

USING THE MICROWAVE

  1. Microwave water and sugar on high power for 30 seconds
  2. Stir to dissolve the sugar crystals

USING CASTER SUGAR

  1. Use caster or superfine sugar
  2. Stir in warm water until the sugar dissolves.