Lemonade Season

As much as I love homemade fresh lemonade, we don't always have lemons on hand or time to make it from scratch. So, recently we purchased a 5.13 pound container of Country Time Lemonade at Costco (of course!) We had forgotten how much we liked it! "Not too tart and not too sweet" according to their original 1976 commercial with "Grandpa, who is the best judge of good old fashioned taste." We blew through the first container, which according to the container made 8.5 gallons, in two weeks and are half way through our second container of the summer. Is it as healthy as drinking water? No, but Country Time has 40% less sugar than regular soda. It has 16 grams of sugar in an 8 ounce glass while a typical soda has about 27 grams of sugar per 8 ounce glass. It also has 10% of the RDA of Vitamin C per glass. So, I'm headed to the kitchen to mix up an icy, cold pitcher, and then I'm going to "sit back and drink it all in."