Whenever two or more Dublin natives are present, food is always served. So, really it was just a matter of time before I showed up to Momma's work on a day where delicious goodies were dished up. In addition to your usual sandwiches and cake, Dublin City Schools usually has the most delicious lemonade that's ever tickled your tongue. For months now, the ladies at the office have been perplexed by Ms. Net's Famous Lemonade. But after much trial and error, Momma and I have it down.
So, with Fourth of July parties quickly approaching, volunteer to bring the beverages, and try the recipe out for yourself!
What You'll Need To Make a Gallon:
-1 Can of Condensed Minutemaid Lemonade (found on the frozen juice aisle)
-5 oz. of Bottled Lemon Juice
-3 1/2 Cups of Sugar (No, that's not a misprint!)
For starters, cut your lemons into halves. Pick out as many lemons seeds as you can. Sure, some are bound to wind up in your finished product, but the least amount of lemon seeds the better. Then, squeeze the four lemons, getting out as much juice as possible.
Afterwards, cut up the halves in tiny sections, and drop them all in your lemon juice.
Dump the frozen condensed lemonade in with your lemon juice and slices.
Next, you'll need to make a simple syrup with your bottled lemon juice and sugar. Basically, you just put the lemon juice in a pot, gradually add the sugar, and stir until it comes to a boil.
Pour the simple syrup into your pitcher.
Add water to fill up the rest of the gallon.
Be careful to completely stir your lemonade. Otherwise, your sugar will stick to the bottom of the pitcher.
Finally, place Ms. Net's Famous Lemonade in the fridge. If possible, let it sit overnight so all the ingredients meld together. Of course, if you're in a bit of a hurry, just be sure to add ice!