You can't get much more Southern than freshly squeezed lemonade. And no Southern summer is complete without consuming gallons of the stuff! Adding club soda takes this classic to the next level. This refreshing drink will be a hit with the kids and adults alike, and pairs wonderfully with just about anything you grill! Bonus points if you serve in mason jars like true Southerners!!
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 cup freshly-squeezed lemon juice (6-8 lemons)
2 quarts (2 large bottles) club soda
fresh mint and lemon slices, for garnish
Combine sugar and water in a small sauce pan and bring to a boil to form simple syrup. Chill in refrigerator until cool.
Once chilled, combine simple syrup, lemon juice, and club soda in a large pitcher. Pour over ice and garnish with lemon slices and fresh mint.