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Homemade Lemonade

 Homemade Lemonade
This old-fashioned thirst quencher comes from field editor Becky Baird of Salt Lake City, Utah. Club soda gives a little fizz to the refreshing sweet-tart beverage.
10 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + chilling


  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup lemon peel strips (about 6 lemons)
  • 3 cups lemon juice (about 14 lemons)
  • 1 bottle (1 liter) club soda, chilled


  • In a large saucepan, heat sugar and water over medium heat until
  • sugar is dissolved, stirring frequently. Stir in lemon peel strips.
  • Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat; cool slightly.
  • Stir in lemon juice; cover and refrigerate until chilled. Discard
  • lemon peel. Pour mixture into a large pitcher; gradually stir in
  • club soda. Yield: 10 servings (2-1/2 quarts).
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 251 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 22 mg sodium, 66 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.