You can use store-bought lemonade, or start with a classic base recipe. Here’s ours:
Bring 1 cup of water to a boil in a medium-sized saucepan. Turn off the heat and add sugar, stirring until it’s dissolved. Pour it into a large pitcher, stirring in 2 cups of lemon juice and up to a gallon of cold water, adding the H2O gradually until it gets to the level of sweet-tartness you prefer.
Once you have that recipe mastered, try these easy additions to take the drink to the next level. (Don’t forget to pin our cheatsheet at the end, so you don’t have to search like crazy for these ideas when you need a fast drink for your next party.)