Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins

Use this syrup base to make a glass or a pitcher on those hot summer days .......... t keeps in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks! The recipe is compliments of Thelma, the old farm lady at the end of our road.


  1. Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan, bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium low and simmer, stirring continuously, until the sugar has dissolved, about 5 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat, stir in 1 1/2 cups lemon juice and strain through a fine meshed sieve, pressing out the liquids, into a sterilized jar; let cool.
  3. To Serve: Dilute 1 part syrup with 3 parts cold water and serve in a tall glass over ice.
Most Helpful

I had some frozen raspeberries and blueberries in the freezer to use up and decided to try this recipe to use them up.
I picked a great recipe because this is lovely.
I used it with soda water and it was just so refreshing and tasty.
Such an easy recipe to make, the only change I made was to put the lemon halves into the pot instead of grated rind, and it worked so well.
Such an easy a quick Lemonade to make.
Thanks CountryLady for posting a great recipe.

Tisme October 06, 2011

I used fresh raspberries in this and it is so refreshing and delicious, with all this hot weather we have been having. I will be using this recipe a lot this summer! I will also be passing this one on to my sisters and mom and friends as I know they will love it too! Thanks Countrylady!

MichelliBelli June 21, 2008