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    35 mins

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    Stephen Little's Note:

    This is from one of my first Good House Keeping cookbooks. You must use a *zester* in order to avoid getting any of that bitter rind, and when you zest the lemons, zest them onto some sugar from the recipe (the sugar will 'catch' all of the oils). I also advise you from personal experience to use only the best skinned lemons for the best flavor.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Into a 1 quart Jar with tight fitting lid, put sugar and lemon peel, or zest; add 1 1/2 cups very hot water (not from tap!). With lid fitted firmly, shake jar until sugar is dissolved.
    2. 2
      Add lemon juice. Refrigerate until chilled.
    3. 3
      To Serve: Into each 12-ounce glass, over ice cubes, pour 1/4 cup of the lemon syrup.
    4. 4
      Then add chilled club soda or, if you prefer, water.
    5. 5
      Stir to mix well.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 13, 2003

      45

      The taste was excellent, and it really wasn't difficult to make at all. My stepdaughter and I did this one afternoon, and everything turned out great; the only change we made was to add more hot water to dissolve the sugar; the amount called for was not quite enough. Very good taste, especially with the lemon zest. Excellent recipe we'll use often.

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    • on December 18, 2002

      55

      My favourite lemonade recipe is essentially the same as this. Allowing the sugar to absorb the lemon oils is what makes it so delicious. The syrup is quite concentrated so a little goes a long way. I usually use the zest of 4 lemons, their juice and 1 cup of boiling water and 1 cup sugar. It's good old fashioned lemonade. Use mineral water to dilute the syrup and you get a great fizzy drink.

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    • on May 23, 2010

      55

      It was hot the other day and I decided to make some lemonade. This really quenched our thirst and was awesome!

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    Nutritional Facts for Best Lemonade

    Serving Size: 1 (212 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 311.0
     
    Calories from Fat 1
    36%
    Total Fat 0.2 g
    0%
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    0%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 1.7 mg
    0%
    Total Carbohydrate 81.5 g
    27%
    Dietary Fiber 0.4 g
    1%
    Sugars 77.2 g
    308%
    Protein 0.3 g
    0%

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