|Lemonade - Limonata|
- 6 lemons - you'll use the zest and the juice
- 1 cup sugar
- 6 cups chilled water
For Garnish (optional):
- A few slices of lemon
- Sprigs of fresh mint
Using a fine grater or a lemon zester, remove the outer skin of the lemon, place the zest in a bowl. Add sugar to it and mix it well by rubbing the zest against the sugar to get the lemon scent and oils onto the sugar. You can use a pestle for this, but if you don't have one, simply mix the two together with a spoon, place the mixture in a large bowl and set aside for 15 minutes to let the flavors mix.
Squeeze the juice of 6 lemons. Add the lemon juice and the water to the large bowl.