The nice part about making your own lemonade is that you can control the sugar. Besides, what else are you going to do when the tree keeps chucking out grapefruit-sized lemons? This recipe is from "The Book of Afternoon Tea". It uses normal sized lemons with normal acidity. My lemons are very mild, probably because of their size, and I use about half the sugar.
1/2 C sugar
1. Using a vegetable peeler, pare off the peel from the WASHED lemons and set in a heatproof bowl with the sugar. Squeeze juice from lemons (approx 3/4 C) and set aside.
2. Bring 3-1/4 C water to a boil and pour over lemon peel and sugar. Stir to dissolve sugar, then let cool completely. Add lemon juice and strain into a pitcher. Chill & serve.
Makes 1 qt.
Difficulty rating π