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Fresh Lemonade Syrup Recipe

Fresh Lemonade Syrup Recipe

"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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:16-20 servings


  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 3 cups lemon juice (about 16 lemons)
  • 2 tablespoon grated lemon peel


  • 1. 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).
  • 2. 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/3 cup) equals 126 calories, trace fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.