Mom's Lemonade

2 whole lemons, quartered
1 1/4 cups sugar
4-5 cups water, divided


1. Quarter your lemons and leave the skin on.
2. Combine 2 cups of water and the sugar in a small saucepan. Heat over medium-high heat until sugar has dissolved.
3. Combine the sugar water and lemon quarters in a blender. Pulse on high for 30 seconds.
4. Pour the lemon mixture through a fine mesh strainer into a large container.
5. Pour another 2 cups of water through the strainer into the container, so all the lemony sugar goodness is washed through. You can add more water to taste if needed.
6. Allow lemonade to chill and settle in the fridge, then serve over ice and enjoy!

Recipe Note: Do not blend the lemon mixture for too long. If you blend too long the lemonade will turn bitter. This lemonade tastes best after chilled in the fridge for a while.