Clove Lemonade Base

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 5 mins

This makes the base for a lemonade drink. Just mix it up and keep it in the frig indefinitely for whenever you want a glass of lemonade.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix ingredients, bring slowly to the boiling point, and boil for 2 minutes.
  2. Cool and strain.
  3. Use 3 Tbls of this mixture for each 8 oz.
  4. glass, filling glass with water and ice.
  5. May be kept indefinitely in the refrigerator.
  6. Mint or lemon slices may be added.


Most Helpful

I followed your recipe, and found the taste of cloves to be almost overwhelming. We prefer a much more lemony or tart flavor. If I make it again, I would cut way back on the cloves.Thanks for posting.

Carolyn's Cupboard May 16, 2008

Leta, I love the taste of this lemonade base. I used 3 limes and 4 lemons to make 1 1/2 cups. I didn't have whole cloves, so I used 1/4 tsp. ground cloves. This is just delicious! Thanks!( sipping on a nice cold glass....)

Sharon123 February 05, 2003

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