Lemony Syrup Base

READY IN: 5mins
Recipe by Irish Rose

While visiting my sister-in-law in Arizona, she served this refreshing lemonade made from lemons from her tree. It sure quenched our thirst on a hot day.

Top Review by Montana Heart Song

Wow! Wonderful! I made enough base to fill along with the water, a spigot container than held 2 gallons. There were no complaints. I used a zester tool for the lemon peel, I didn't want it to stick in the spigot. I had many grandchildren going for seconds!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In covered jar, combine lemon peel, sugar and boiling water. Cover and shake until sugar dissolves. Add lemon juice.
  2. Store tightly covered in refrigerator until ready to use. Makes 2 2/3 cups of syrup base.
  3. For lemonade by the glass:.
  4. Pour 1/2 cup syrup base into tall glass and add 3/4 cup cold water and ice cubes. Stir briskly.
  5. For lemonade by the pitcher:.
  6. Combine full recipe of syrup base with about 5 cups of cold water and ice cubes in large pitcher.

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