It's been *hot* in southern California the last few days. To survive, homemade lemonade.
1 ¼ cup lemon juice (from 4ish fresh lemons)Mix one cup water with the sugar. Heat and stir to dissolve the sugar (this is simple syrup).
4 ½ cups water
1 cup sugar
Mix the lemon juice with the remainder of the water and the simple syrup. Serve over ice.
Nothing beats homemade lemonade. Ridiculously more flavourful than purchased lemonade (and if you have homegrown lemons - even better).