The One Piece of Equipment You Need to Make Great Lemonade at Home

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May 29 2014 11:05 AM

The One Piece of Equipment You Need to Make Great Lemonade at Home

Memorial Day marked the beginning of lemonade season, when a tall, ice-cold glass of the sweet-tart refreshment is never unwelcome. You almost certainly know that homemade lemonade knocks the frozen concentrate kind—or, god forbid, the powdered kind—out of the water. The question then becomes: What’s the best way to make homemade lemonade?

Ignore all the clever tricks you see on YouTube and Lifehacker. There is only one thing you need to know to juice lemons efficiently.

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Lest you tire of lemonade (and its boozy cousin, the Tom Collins), try lemon juice in lemon bars, lemon cupcakes, or lemony tabbouleh instead.

L.V. Anderson is a Slate assistant editor. She edits Slate's food and drink sections and writes Brow Beat's recipe column, You're Doing It Wrong. 

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