Old-Fashioned Lemonade

"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."
 
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Ready In:
3hrs
Ingredients:
5
Yields:
2 quarts
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ingredients

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directions

  • 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.

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  1. AaliyahsAaronsMum
    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. HokiesMom
    Fabulous Lainey!! Loved how simple it was to hold the sugar syrup to make up lemonade as needed. I made the syrup 2 days before I needed the lemonade and it worked great! Thanks for a keeper - I'll be keeping this syrup on hand from now on and making lemonade from this recipe! Made for Newest Zaar Tag. Goes great with your "Recipe #304002" too.
     
  3. Sydney Mike
    Yet another way to mix up a great lemonade! Simple AND tasty! The recipe is definitely a keeper ~ You might just have converted me from my usual method of making lemonade, & a definite thanks for sharing! [Made & reviewed as part of my NON-ALCOHOLIC theme in My-3-Chefs cooking event]
     
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  1. AaliyahsAaronsMum
    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!
     

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