A perfect end to summer vacation...lemonade in the backyard.
4 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 cups sugar
3 1/2 cups water
lemon slices & mint leaves
In a medium saucepan combine 2 cups lemon juice and the sugar. Bring to a boil, stirring, until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat, and let syrup cool.
In a pitcher, stir together lemon syrup, remaining 2 cups lemon juice, and 3 1/2 cups water. To serve, pour over ice, and garnish with lemon slices and mint leaves, if desired.
* I like to buy a big bag of lemons at Costco, put them in a colorful bowl for decoration; then when ripe, use them for lemonade, lemon curd, grilled lemon chicken, etc.