This Is Beyoncé’s Actual Lemonade Recipe

04/25/2016 at 01:35 PM ET

Beyonce Lemonade Recipe

In case you’re a cave dweller who hasn’t looked at the Internet for the past two days, Beyoncé released an hour-long visual album called Lemonade on HBO on Saturday, and people have been losing their minds about it.

While the title of the special was a metaphorical nod to the old saying of “making lemonade out of lemons” (in this case referring not-so-subtly to infidelity and marital strife), there was one actionable bit of info subtly planted in the middle of the emotional rollercoaster: her actual family lemonade recipe.

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“Take one pint of water,” she begins in a sultry voice during one of the spoken word interludes. “Add a half-pound of sugar, the juice of 8 lemons, and the zest of half of a lemon. Pour the water from one jug into the other several times, strain through a clean napkin.”

Sounds simple enough, right?

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Beyoncé herself even celebrated the debut of the special with a glass of lemonade (though it’s not clear if she followed this particular recipe), with her mother Tina Lawson taking to Instagram to announce her pride.

My baby with a jar of lemonade❤️ we just had a lemonade toast!!!

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“Toast to lemonade❤️,” Lawson captioned one of the photos. “B worked so hard on this project day and night! It was soo important to her to offer something that would bring about healing and hope to the universe! No matter what you’ve gone thru in life you can always come out on the other side!”

And look! We even tried it out ourselves in the office…and it was delicious.

Follow the recipe below and you too can sip like Queen Bey all summer long.

Beyoncé’s Family Lemonade
½ lb. sugar (1 cup)
Zest of half a lemon
Juice of 8 lemons

In a pitcher, add 2 cups water, sugar, and the lemon zest and juice. Transfer to a separate pitcher and pour back and forth until everything is combined, about 10 times. Strain through a clean napkin and serve over ice.

Shay Spence, @chezspence

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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Beyonce may talk a lot about women empowerment, but she certainly doesn’t walk the walk. Staying with a cheater is the sign of someone who is insecure and weak, not someone who stands on their own two feet. Go ahead Beyonce, take those lemons and turn it into lemonade–that’s where Jay Z wants you, in the kitchen cooking while he plays the field.

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Nothing worse than an insecure and jealous woman (Beyoncé).

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