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    Basic Lemonade

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    TXOLDHAM's Note:

    Found in my stash. Source is Dallas Morning News. Great summer drink. I have added Ginger Lemonade in the directons. Also there are suggestions for various fruit and herb ades to add to basic recipe along with some other add-ins and combinations. You are only limited by imagination and taste!

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    1. 1
      In a saucepan, combine water and sugar and bring to a boil stirring frequently.
    2. 2
      Meanwhile, microwave lemons on high for 30 seconds. Roll on counter and slice and juice.
    3. 3
      Combine sugar syrup, lemon juice and 3 cups cold water. Adjust lemon juice to taste.
    4. 4
      For GINGER LEMONADE add to water and sugar, 2 tablespoons fresh ginger and proceed as above. Allow mixture to cool and remove ginger before mixing with cold water.
    5. 5
      Serve over ice. Number of servings is over ice. (You can substitute sparkling water in place of cold water.).
    6. 6
      To make other fruit ades, make lemonade ahead of time and chill. Put 2 cups fruit per batch in blender and blend until smooth and then pour back into pitcher of lemonade.
    7. 7
      Suggested fruits: strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, peaches, mangos, watermelon.
    8. 8
      For Herb Lemonade place 2 or 3 springs fresh herbs into hot sugar water and muddle slightly. Allow to steep before removing. Suggested herbs: mint, thyme, rosemary.
    9. 9
      Additional add-ins: rum, Coco Lopez, half-brewed tea.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 16, 2010


      This is sooo good! I used all Splenda, and actually put about 3/4 cup and added mashed strawberries when serving. But, before serving, he he he, wink wink, I topped it off with some Grand Marnier. WOW! Just awesome! Thanks so much for posting! Made for a forum event at KK. (hiccup)

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    • on May 07, 2010


      I was going to make blackberry lemonade, but discovered that my son's been eating all the blackberries! This is a fine basic lemonade recipe. I like a slice of frozen lemon as a garnish. Thanks for posting!

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    • on May 06, 2010


      This hits the nail in the southern cooking's coffin. I used the strawberry version. Delicious!

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    Nutritional Facts for Basic Lemonade

    Serving Size: 1 (83 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 107.5
    Calories from Fat 1
    Total Fat 0.1 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 2.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 30.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.5 g
    Sugars 24.9 g
    Protein 0.6 g

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