Homemade Lemonade. 2 cups water, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 teaspoon salt + 2 tablespoons lemon juice. In small saucepan combine water, sugar, and salt. Bring mixture to a boil, and boil for 2 minutes. Allow simple syrup to cool to room temperature. Combine simple syrup with lemon juice and mix well. Pour over ice. Yields 2 servings.