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Old-Fashioned Lemonade

 Old-Fashioned Lemonade
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
8 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling

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

  • 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.
  • 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.