I've started making home lemonade recently and all the recipes boil about one cup of sugar in one cup of water. I never questioned that until my father saw the process and asked why don't I just add water and sugar to lemon juice or add boiling water to the pitcher with lemon juice and sugar and I couldn't really tell, I just knew the sweetness was greater in my experience.


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It's simply to allow the sugar to dissolve and mix into the lemonade. Because of this, you can more precisely adjust your preferred sweetness level.

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