Prep 25 mins
Cook 5 mins
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 lemon, rind of, cut into strips
- 6 lemons, juice of
- fresh mint sprig, for garnish
- lemon slice, for garnish
- In a small saucepan bring sugar and water to a boil, add peel and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat, bring to room temperature and strain out peel. To a 2 quart pitcher add lemon juice and 1/2 cup of the syrup and 5 cups water stir, taste, adjust ratio of water and syrup. Serve over ice garnished with a mint sprig.
Made it as a syrup. To make a glass of lemonade I used 1/8 cup syrup to 1 1/2 cup ice cold water. Very cool and refreshing. Great to have in the fridge for those sweltering summer days, also good to use in and on cakes. The 6 lemons I used equaled 2 cups lemon juice. Thanks for posting. Made for My-3-Chefs, November 2009.