Fresh Squeezed Lemonade with Agave

Stay cool this Fourth of July with fresh-squeezed lemonade with agave!

Active: 20 minutes

Chill: 1 hour 15 minutes

Total: 1 hour 35 minutes

Yield: 1 gallon

Ingredient Checklist:

  • 12 cups of Chilled Filtered Water
  • 2.5 cups of Fresh-Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • 0.5 cup of Light Agave Syrup (75 brix)
  • 1-2/3 cup of Granulated White Cane Sugar

Directions:

Step 1
Add chilled filter water, fresh-squeezed lemon juice, light agave syrup, and granulated white cane sugar into a gallon-sized pitcher.

Step 2
Mix all of the ingredients together well.

Step 3
Enjoy!

Notes:

  1. Fresh lemons vary in acidic content throughout the year since they are a natural product. As a result, it may be necessary to vary the quantity of lemon juice to adjust the tartness to taste.
  2. This formula is scalable, just use the same proporations for larger batches.
  3. The small amount of peel oil that finds its way into the lemon juice is a very important part of the flavor of lemonade from fresh-squeezed lemons. Using chilled water and freshly extracted lemon juice helps to preserve this important flavor component and maintain the best aromatics.
  4. Premium lemonade is generally made with at least 15% lemon juice. If a less sweet flavor is desired, reduce the sugar content. If a more tart flavor is desired, add lemon juice. Adding water to adjust flavor tends towards a lower-quality tasting product.
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