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Lemonade Recipe

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Course: Beverage
Total Time: Half Day
Skill Level: Easy
Cost: Inexpensive
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Lemonade

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Yield: Makes about 6 servings

INGREDIENTS

For the simple syrup:

  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups sugar

  • 3 cups fresh lemon juice (about 12 large lemons), strained
  • 3 cups club soda or ice water
  • Mint sprigs, for serving

Directions

Prepare the simple syrup: Place the water and sugar in a medium saucepan and bring ro a boil over high heat, stirring with a wooden spoon until the sugar dissolves. Boil without stirring for 5 minutes. Cool to room temperature. Cover and refrigerate. (Refrigerated, the syrup will keep for 3 to 4 weeks.)

In a large pitcher, combine 1½ cups of the lemon juice with 1 cup simple syrup and 3 cups cold water. Mix and pour into ice-cube trays and freeze.

When ready to serve, combine the remaining 1½ cups lemon juice, 1 cup simple syrup and 3 cups soda water in a pitcher and mix. Pour over tall glasses filled with the lemonade ice cubes. Add a mint sprig to each and serve.

Notes

For other fruit flavors, such as strawberry, raspberry, pineapple, and watermelon, combine 1 cup strained pulp, 1 cup simple syrup, and 3 cups cold water. Freeze in the ice-cube tray. Use as ice cubes for the lemonade.


© 1997 Christopher Idone
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

289kcal (14%)
20mg (2%)
56mg (94%)
1mcg RAE (0%)
157mg
10mg
0g
69g
0g
77g
0mg (0%)
32mg (1%)
0g (0%)
0g (0%)
0mg (0%)
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