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A RULE AGAINST MURDER: HOMEMADE LEMONADE

All year Gamache’s mouth watered for the homemade Manoir Bellechasse lemonade. It tasted fresh and clean, sweet and tart. It tasted of sunshine and summer.
—A Rule Against Murder

HOMEMADE LEMONADE

Makes 5 to 6 tall glasses lemonade

INGREDIENTS:

  • ½ cup (101 g) granulated sugar
  • ½ cup (120 ml) water
  • 6 ripe, juice lemons, or as needed
  • Still water, club soda or sparkling water as needed (about ½ cup/125 ml) per serving

DIRECTIONS:

1. Bring the sugar and water to a simmer, stirring, over low heat. Remove from the heat and continue stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Pour the simple syrup into a heatproof jar with a lid (a canning jar works well). Cool to room temperature.

2. Meanwhile, squeeze the lemons; there should be about 1 cup juice. Squeeze 1 or 2 more if you think the juice isn’t tart enough or if you like lemonade with a little kick. When the simple syrup is cool, pour in the lemon juice and refrigerate until well chilled, for at least 4 hours and up to 2 days.

3. To serve: Fill a tall glass with ice. Pour in about ⅓ cup of the lemon juice mix. Top up the glass with about ½ cup still or sparkling water. Serve very cold.

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