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
- 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
Add chilled filter water, fresh-squeezed lemon juice, light agave syrup, and granulated white cane sugar into a gallon-sized pitcher.
Mix all of the ingredients together well.
- 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.
- This formula is scalable, just use the same proporations for larger batches.
- 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.
- 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.