A deeply ingrained love of lemonade starts in childhood. Something about scrawling “Lemonade” on a poster board, throwing together a makeshift stand, and pestering each passing car to buy a cup of hand-squeezed lemonade carves out a special place in our hearts for this beverage. There’s nothing like sipping lip-pursing, icy-cool lemonade -- preferably through a striped straw -- to bring back memories of carefree afternoons and summer sunshine.
In this video, our editor Kenzi shares a trick for the ultimate glass of tart, sweet lemonade. The secret comes before the lemons are even juiced. By rubbing whole lemons in raw cane sugar, you'll release the fragrant juices of their skins and perfume the sugar with a lemon scent. Then, use that same sugar as a sweetener to infuse the whole drink with an intense lemon flavor.
Video shot and produced by Todd Coleman.
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