Necessary ingredient when mixing cocktails.
- 6 lemons
- 2 limes
- 1 c of sugar
- 1 c of water
We start by making a simple syrup. Combine the sugar and water in a microwave safe container (glass measuring cup works great). Heat the mixture in the microwave for 1-3 minutes, depending on the size of your microwave, then stir the mixture and return to the microwave, heating for another 1-3 minutes until the syrup is boiling. Watch your syrup, once it starts to boil, continue to heat and boil it in the microwave for about another minute. Give your syrup one final stir and let it cool to room temperature.
Squeeze the juice from the lemons and limes, put in a good storage container, add ½ cup of the simple syrup, shake, and taste. Add more simple syrup to taste, shake, and store in refrigerator.