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Sparkling Lemonade

 Sparkling Lemonade
Who doesn't love chilled lemonade on a hot summer day? Made with club soda, this version is slightly bubbly and bursting with citrus flavor. —Rebecca Baird, Salt Lake City, Utah
2 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup lemon peel strips (about 1-1/2 lemons)
  • 3/4 cup lemon juice (about 3 lemons)
  • 1 cup club soda, chilled

Directions

  • In a small saucepan, heat sugar and water over medium heat until
  • sugar is dissolved, stirring frequently. Stir in lemon strips. Bring
  • to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Cool
  • slightly.
  • Transfer to a pitcher. Stir in lemon juice; cover and refrigerate
  • until chilled. Discard lemon strips. Stir in club soda. Serve over
  • ice.
  • Yield: 2-1/2 cups.
Nutritional Facts: 1-1/4 cups equals 313 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 26 mg sodium, 83 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.