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Old-Fashioned Lemonade Recipe

Old-Fashioned Lemonade Recipe

This sweet-tart lemonade is a traditional part of my Memorial Day and Fourth of July menus. Folks can't get enough of the fresh-squeezed flavor. —Tammi Simpson, Greensburg, Kentucky
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 to 2-1/2 cups sugar
  • 5 cups water, divided
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • 1-3/4 cups lemon juice (about 6 lemons)

Directions

  • 1. In a large saucepan, combine sugar, 1 cup water and lemon peel. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved, about 4 minutes.
  • 2. Remove from the heat. Stir in lemon juice and remaining water. Pour into a pitcher and refrigerate until chilled. Serve over ice. Yield: 2 quarts.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 196 calories, trace fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1 mg sodium, 51 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.

Reviews for Old-Fashioned Lemonade

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2013

"Forget the powdered stuff! Easy to make and delicious. What summer is all about!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2012

"Absolutely delicous"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2011

"WAY too sweet! I would cut the sugar by half the next time. And it took more like 10 lemons to make. But other than that, not bad."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2010

"I stay in Hot country, taste of lemon so fresh but too sweet. Need to reduce the sugar. Will make again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2010

"I added the lesser amount of sugar, but it was still too sweet. Next time, I will try one cup of sugar. Maybe it depends on the lemons. I used lemons from my neighbor's tree in Arizona."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2009

"I'm going to be doing this Drink on the Fourth on Saturday.i'm making on saturday is pork ribs,potato salad and apple pie..."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2009

"To me it sounds as if you only need the 1 cup of water to get the sugar disolved and the lemon peel to release it's flavor over the heat; then add the rest of the water & lemon juice. Sounds refreshing!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2009

"The lemon juice is not divided, the water is divided"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2008

"Maybe they mean that the lemon is divided. The zest goes in with the sugar and water, the juice goes in later. I'm just guessing.....don't really know."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2008

"I do not understand why you say the lemon juice is divided, when you add it all at once, according to the directions???"

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