Today I was styling and capturing food photography images for Marion's Smart Delights-brand gluten-free goodies for her new packaging. I caught some amazing shots! But I had quite a few lemons leftover that were used for props, so when photo shoots give you lemons, make lemonade. Or Amazingade! It's really simple. Justin's Famous Amazingade Lemonade
INGREDIENTS 2 cups sugar 8 cups water (1/2 gallon) 3-1/2 cups fresh lemon juice with pulp (10-16 lemons depending on size) 1 lemon sliced into 1/4-inch thick rounds
INSTRUCTIONS Bring 2 cup of water and two cups of sugar to a boil making a simple syrup. In a one-gallon container combine simple syrup, 6 cups of cold water, lemon juice with pulp and stir until well mixed. Add lemon slices and pour over ice. If you want to be real fancy, you can garnish with a mint sprig.
This makes for a very tart and very sweet lemonade. Use 2 cups of lemon juice to make for a less tart lemonade. You may also add up to 4 cups of additional cold water to temper the sweetness. Me personally, I like my lemonade intensely tart and sweet, the kind that tickles your cheeks after a heard day of work.