Recipe by Lainey39
This basic recipe from Fred Thompson's cookbook, "Lemonade," starts with a simple syrup that can be made ahead and refrigerated up to a month. Having some on hand speeds up the process of making fresh lemonade.
Top Review by Aaliyah's&Aaron'sMum
This is a fantastic lemonade recipe! I was a bit skeptical, I have to admit, with the 2 lemon zests in the sugar syrup, thought it would be overpowering but I was wrong! The sugar syrup was perfect, it had the right amount of sweetness and zestiness (is that a word?!). The only thing I did different was I added in chilled club soda instead of water. Thank you, Lainey6605, for sharing this wonderful recipe, definitely a keeper!
- 2 lemons, zest of, grated
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups fresh lemon juice (about 12 lemons, with half of the rinds reserved and roughly chopped)
- 3 cups cold water
Directions See How It's Made
- To make the sugar syrup, in a medium saucepan combine the zest, sugar and water.
- Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring to dissolve the sugar.
- Remove from the heat, cover and let steep for 15 minutes.
- Transfer the syrup to a 2-quart pitcher.
- Let cool.
- Add the lemon juice, chopped lemon rinds and cold water.
- Stir well to combine.
- Chill until very cold.
- Serve over ice.