Published July 1, 1998.
Put the juicer away. Mashing sliced lemons with sugar gives lemonade a subtle sweetness and full lemon flavor.
Fewer things are better on a hot summer day than a tall, cool glass of homemade lemonade. But homemade lemonade often turns out too harsh, too sweet, too watery, too pulpy, or too gritty (from undissolved sugar).
We wanted a smooth lemonade with full lemon flavor, balanced by just the right amount of sugar.
Mash sliced lemons with sugar until a syrup is produced (thereby releasing all of the citrus oils and fully dissolving the sugar), then combine the lemon mixture with the correct amount of water.list of recipes