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Homemade Lemonade Recipe

Homemade Lemonade Recipe

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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling YIELD:10 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.