Sometimes I crave Chick-Fil-A, and those cravings usually happen Sunday. When they are closed :/
So I decided to try to recreate their lemonade, so I could satisfy just part of my Sunday afternoon craving. Their lemonade is nice and tangy, and not overly sweet. I like a kick in my lemonade and this copycat recipe delivers. It is so good on a hot day, which is already happening here in Charleston…in March. Crazy, but I am not complaining one bit. Yesterday we romped around on the beach with our pup. Romp romp romp.
No store bought lemonade can match the deliciousness of fresh squeezed lemonade. My hubby used to work at Chick-Fil-A and said he would cut up hundreds of lemons and use a machine that would squeeze them to create gallons of lemonade. The machine I used to squeeze these lemons is called a bicep. There is nothing wrong with ‘squeezing’ in a little work out in the kitchen. Hehe.
- ⅔ cup sugar
- 4 cups water, divided
- ¾ cup lemon juice (about 6 squeezed lemons)
- Squeeze lemons, making sure to strain out the seeds and most but not all of the pulp.
- Mix sugar and 1 cup of water in microwave safe container then microwave for 1 minute on high. Stir then microwave 1 more minute and mix until sugar dissolves completely.
- Stir sugar water, 3 cups chilled water, and lemon juice then refrigerate until ready to serve.