"This is a refreshing summer drink to enjoy on those lazy dog days of summer," reports Kathy Kittell from her home in Lenexa, Kansas. With the simple syrup in the fridge, it's a breeze to stir up this thirst-quenching beverage by the glass or pitcher.
- 3 cups sugar
- 1 cup boiling water
- 3 cups lemon juice (about 16 lemons)
- 2 tablespoon grated lemon peel
- In a 1-1/2-qt. heat-proof container, dissolve sugar in boiling water. Cool. Add lemon juice and peel; mix well. Cover and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Yield: 5-1/2 cups syrup (number of batches varies depending on concentration of lemonade).
- To prepare lemonade: For 1 serving, combine 1/4 to 1/3 cup syrup and 3/4 cup cold water in a glass; stir well. For 8 servings, combine 2-2/3 cups syrup and 5 cups cold water in a 2-qt. pitcher; stir well. Yield: 1 serving.
Originally published as Fresh Lemonade Syrup in Quick Cooking July/August 1999, p50
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