This is a classic beverage that is worth making. If I'm going to drink lemonade or limeade, this is what I'm going to have. No Country Time for me!
I'm lucky though. I never actually make it. Sean makes it for me (well, its really for him, but I reap the benefits too!). We have one of those citrus presses that helps make the job a bit easier.
For the recipe, I remember I heard someone on a cooking show making lemonade and I wrote down the proportions and its what we have used ever since.
We always have mint growing by our door, so we pick some and toss it in. It is a wonderful complementary addition.
1 cup lime juice (of course you can use lemon if you want)
1 cup sugar
4 cups water
Mix the lemon juice, sugar, and water. Stir, stir, stir. Add mint leaves. Refridgerate untill chilled. Stir once more before drinking.
You could make a simple syrup by boiling the water and sugar first, then cooling and adding the lemon juice. I never bother.